With the first of our Postgraduate Shows just days away, we continue our show previews with a look at what MA Photography students have in store.
Exhibiting in our Upper Street, Well and Atrium Galleries, MA Photography is a concept-driven course dedicated to expanding the boundaries of the photographic medium.
This year, the show features work by Ji Sun Choi, whose project ‘In Case’ is an installation of suitcases and photographs that explore human anxiety.
Devoid of functionality, the presented objects are suggested as means of dealing with and surviving the symptoms of anxiety provoked by our daily environment.
At the same time, depicted hands and gestures point, grip, hold and take – engaging with the world through the prophylactic object.
In ‘Covering the Carpet’ and ‘Your Dedication Worries Me a Little’, Jocelyn Allen explores the body, performance and representation.
‘Covering the Carpet’ is a response to the scrutiny of the female body, particularly the pubic region. In a series of nudes, Jocelyn is seen contorting, balancing and stretching her body into poses which conceal this area.
‘Your Dedication Worries Me a Little’ is an ongoing collection of over 1000 self-posted YouTube videos in which Jocelyn dances and/or mimes to songs on her webcam. Jocelyn describes this as “an exercise in trying to not care what people think about me” and is interested in what people say about others online.
Yukihito Kono investigates photography in various formats from installation to performance and publication in ‘244’.
Fragments of black and white images of waves pinned onto the wall create a vast space of meditation and interpretation between the image and its viewers, visualising how people relate to and affect each other.
The work also raises the question: where is the presence of a photograph?
This fantastic work and much more is on show from Tuesday 25 November, so don’t miss the chance to come and explore for yourself.
School of Media: MA Documentary Film, MA Photography, PGDip Photography Portfolio Development
Exhibition open: Tuesday 25 November-Monday 1 December
Private View: Tuesday 25 November 6-9pm
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MA Photography Symposium: Tuesday 25 November 11am-4pm
Late night opening: Thursday 27 November until 9pm