Masters Show 2018 video transcript

This is the first time that there's been
an exhibition as part of the masters and

it's been such an important part of our
development as artists. It teaches you to

be far more critical and to walk and
think about the things that you're doing

rather than just running from one
project to the next. This piece of work

is about my relationship with my family
this is my way of creating a connection

between us and also finding a way of
seeing our memories and see how they

link up with my own experiences and what
I'm experiencing. My work has a very ethereal

look to it where you walk into a room
and everything is dark and usually they

have crystals in the way where they're
reflecting small bits of memories in

everyday life and having all of those
come together in the room is sort of

like seeing a memory stored away in a
box. My work has developed to be about

authority and authenticity and
authorship so I'm really playing with

notions of fact and reality and truth
and trickery. I've discovered things

about my practice and develop my
practice in a way that I really wasn't

expecting and that's been great.
So my work attempts to document the

markings of Old Basford. It's a sub
cultural practice where people will

communicate with each other through marking an area. I was looking at typography I

was also looking at visual communicators
so taking really really small things

that people weren't paying attention
to weren't appreciating and just

passing by and then giving them that
sense of importance. During the second

half of the part-time masters
we amalgamated with the fine art

students so it meant that photography
students and fine art students were

studying together and I really
appreciated their perspective and it

broadened my horizons in terms of what
you can do with photography. The BA

taught me the fundamentals of graphic
design and how to be a successful

designer but the MA pushes you more
towards focusing on one thing and really

thinking about the complex theories
around things and being in depth with

your work. So it's been exciting to me to
discover that I can combine photography

and text and philosophy and everything
that I'm passionate about and I want to

do a bit more of that. The work has
formed an important part of my

a few years and I hope to continue this
work carry on documenting and showing the

same passion for any future projects. Really difficult to sum up the last two

years but I guess for me it's been one
of growing confidence, integration,

laughter and accomplishment

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