Installation by Sam Turner asks what can be gained or revealed with the examination of discarded
Script for Silence by Maite Ibarreche Fonseca, MA Fine Art
Presence in Absence by Paul Hillon, MA Fine Art
CLOD by Cassandra Agazzi Brooks, MA Fine Art
Fool's Gold by Laura-Jane Kitts, MA Fine Art
How can fine art practice be used
to frame the experiential nature of place in
an age of non-place supermodernity?
The phenomenon of place is central to
Verity Treloar’s practice. Places evoke
memories, feelings and sensations through
a combination of figurative and abstract
forms. This is reflected in her work which
draws attention to our perception of place
in the banal and the everyday: that which is
often overlooked yet forms the essence of
our experience of places. She offers a way
of reconsidering the experiential nature of
place through the presentation of the art
‘I see, I feel, hence I notice, I observe, and I think.’ (Barthes)
Borrowing ideas of selected value from traditional archival processes, this exploratory practice uses photographs and negatives removed from their previous, now redundant, context in order to change the reading and association between the viewer and the work. The images chosen by the artist seek to refocus the viewers’ attention through reconstruction and manipulation. These haptic and visceral interventions obscure, disrupt and restrict the photograph or print to create new connections and interpretations by layering and removing elements of the image. Controlling and denying the wider context and narrative accessible by the viewer makes visible the artists’ own intuitive reaction to that which is seen.
Using discarded images to interrogate reverence, Barthes’ concept of ‘punctum’ is adopted as a reaction to the material and image. Preserving, destroying, repurposing and duplicating the images of others seeks not to recreate or orchestrate a specific response, but to question what an image can offer when the consequence of prior knowledge is removed.
'An exploration into the theory of new materialism'
Kate's work uses the theory of new materialism which argues that humans are not central to all life as humanists believed and that to practice ethically, more-than-human voices need to be allowed to come to the forefront.
Performative ritual in a hand-crafted bird costume: hand-dyed, hand-printed gold on magenta silk; mask and headdress, each feather sewed individually.
Re-designed record labels mounted onto 7" vinyl records