Crit#1, @Goldsmiths College, 17 November 2008
NOVEMBER 17TH, LAUNCH EVENT PROGRAMME, HELD AT GOLDSMITHS
BA ART PRACTICE, YEAR 1, GOLDSMITHS
My practice explores the relationship between ‘reality’ and representation through a process of progressive re-contextualisation. I often begin with a psychologically charged image linked to a life experience and present that material within altered contexts in order to understand how meanings might potentially change both for myself and others. I work across media frequently moving from the physical to the virtual and back again using the photographic still, video, sound, drawing and installation.
2005-2007 MFA FINE ART, GOLDSMITHS
1999-2003 BFA FINE ART, BEZALEL ACADEMY, JERUSALEM
Most of my work is real-life based. In many cases it is a form of storytelling, often exploring the nature of storytelling itself. I am interested in the meaning of the forgotten, the ignored, the taken for granted.
FOUNDATION ART AND DESIGN, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
I take a variety of photographs, which are experimental and/or created with Photoshop. I explore many different things, people and compositions where I try to push the barrier and create something new and exiting that hasn’t been produced before.
I will be presenting a power point presentation of my photographs, sculpture and photograms, which are all concerned with the theme of light and its interaction with how it falls. I will explain my line of thought and how I arrived at where I am and how I was inspired. [email protected]
PHOTGRAPHY, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS (Pg CERT); MA GOLDSMITHS
My practice is distinctive for its critical interrogation of the overarching structures that govern and construct contemporary British culture and identity. My most recent body of work, metro/land (2008), continues to interrogate the relationship between the urban and the rural and presents a series of photographs of archetypal urban identities that appear out of place in their picturesque surroundings.
BA TIME BASED MEDIA, YEAR 2, WIMBLEDON COLLEGE OF ART
Working with film, video and sound I create site–specific installations that reflect the psychological atmosphere of the space, as well as my own everyday experiences. Completed in an open-ended manner, my pieces are sometimes presentations of a situation of ‘ready-mades’ rather than carefully crafted works. For example, silent film is an audio piece, which uses a recording made during the viewing of an actual silent film in a cinema.
GRADUATE, MA FINE ART GOLDSMITHS
‘Previous Personality’ explores my relationship with my Mother as she recedes into dementia.I documented us in key moments to explore the journey of reversal and erosion.I started photographing my Mother and myself when she stopped recognising me as her daughter.
In my practice I am interested in exploring and observing the emotional and social relations of my subjects and their further relation to the camera. I am concerned with capturing the emotional or hidden dynamic of intimates or strangers. And the nature of documentary photography itself with its three-way relation: you, them and myself.
2007-08, PG CERT PROFFESIONAL STUDIES, PHOTOGRAPHY, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
My work focuses on the world of the uncanny, through the process of performance. They are imaginary scenarios, invested with uncomfortable meaning, exploring vague feelings and moods, the receptiveness to the irrational, and the relation to the unconscious. I believe in photography’s aptitude to explore fears in order to overcome them. The ray of light in the photographs symbolizes one’s relation to the unconscious and the enlightenment this relation is capable of generating. By interrogating the unknown, I intend to investigate the uncanny and the role of the unconscious in our life.
ANIMA Inspired by the writings of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, this series is an exploration of photography’s ability to distil inner experiences. Jungs’s concept of the Anima – the personification of all feminine psychological tendencies in a man’s psyche – guided me through the process of creating images depicting dark, surreal scenes. [email protected]