Bethany Bridel –
:The passing of traits from parents to offspring through sexual reproduction
:The process by which an offspring is predisposed to an acquired characteristic from its parents
Exploring my own identity has taken me on a journey through multiple mediums and medias, the aim; to highlight the inherited physical characteristics of DNA passed down through bloodlines, despite age and gender variables. For me, this triad of genetic portraits not only presents evidence of physical heredity, but also the inherited behavioral tendencies and learnt characteristics that we receive from our parents.
Bradley Lowe –
Id like to challenge the misconceptions of Video Games and their relation to emotion and their impact on reality. Focusing on a primarily controversial game and series, Grand Theft Auto offers players to explore and free roam in an open world, Traversing this landscape as they see fit. From Stealing cars and Robbing Banks to sub nautical adventures in the ocean and parachuting from the clouds. This game offers players a chance to unwind and explore this world how ever they wish.
Emma Lelittka & Bethany Hitchen-
This piece consists of 6, 2 and a half metres long prints consisting of macro shots of plants and different types of surfaces. We wanted to achieve the idea of being able to touch the hangings and really get involved with the exhibition so we came up with the idea of sewing into the final prints to create a different sense of being able to view our work. We wanted to give people the chance to touch the pieces and especially when children would be attending it would seem more suited to them if they can actually walk through the work and touch it. We wanted our audience to be aimed at all age groups.
With its feminine look on a light flowing material and its printed vibrant flowers we hope it would really catch someone’s eye and think to themselves ‘I really wanted to touch that’ and that is what we want them to do. Being able to feel the stitching, to follow it with their fingers and get a better understanding of our work by touch. This is also able for visually impaired people, so it would be kind of like brail but just with the stitching.
Using a personal event, I wanted to explore and express the tragic event and the consequences and outcomes of a medical stroke through my work. The loss of memory plays a strong part throughout my photography, and mainly focuses on eliminating different people physically off of the images. The main subject, my grandad, is surrounded by his friends, family, and wife; When looking at archive images of his own, he reminisces nobody. The series involves sinister and powerful imagery, either blocking out anyone he knows, or representing any connection, relationship and association possible he has left to the people in the images.
In my studies I’ve been looking at the idea of giving an advantage to the partially sighted and a disadvantage to visually able when viewing my work. There are three aspects to my work; the lines, shadows and the braille. With the lines it is a representation of how much information my subjects gave me about a strong or beautiful memory and is also making it a little strenuous for a visually able person to view. The shadows symbolise their memories as a fragment in time and how a shadow will only be there for a moment; also focusing on the little -to- no detail which relates to how partially sighted people can see. This leads to my final point, the braille, which is their memories .The reason I decided to put it in braille is, again, to give a disadvantage to the able sighted and an advantage to the visually impaired.