DIS/CONNECT: on Digital Division & Diasporas

Diasporic media can be broadly defined as media forms which interweave multiple cultural elements to create a production which is relevant and appealing to people from numerous ethnic and cultural backgrounds. According to Khorana (2016), “marginalisation and stereotyping of racialised communities makes diasporic media vital”. Diaspora enables us to “study some of the ways inContinue reading “DIS/CONNECT: on Digital Division & Diasporas”

Circadian Rhythms

Artist Statement: In this work I have explored motion and its relation to the human body by rendering the film to portray circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms can be best described as the biological processes that drive an endogenous 24 hour cycle between drowsiness and alertness at regular intervals. Working primarily with footage of the human body inContinue reading “Circadian Rhythms”

Silent Recollections

The central intention for this piece was to capture the quiet, monotonous elements of reminiscence which make up my memories of childhood. These memories are derived from growing up in a very quiet, slow town, and are fundamental in representing where I’m from; who I am. Rather than focusing on physical location, I have triedContinue reading “Silent Recollections”

Evolution of Ideas: Final Project

Furthering development from last week’s iterations, my project has evolved after deliberation from classmates and brainstorming of ideas. I’m excited by the inputs that I received through collaboration as it enabled me to articulate my thoughts more clearly – as well as workshop the purpose of my work. Drawing on the notion of “abstraction intoContinue reading “Evolution of Ideas: Final Project”

Abstraction in Action

This week in class we explored the notion of abstracting an idea from a photograph into instructions for recreating the same aesthetic. What I found particularly interesting about this activity was the way that different people interpreted contrasting aspects of the same photo – which when taken over a sequence produced a unique emerging visual.Continue reading “Abstraction in Action”

Say Cheese! Please?

It’s often not possible to be sitting in class at university without a screen in front of you, of some kind. Whether it be laptop, phone or iPad, our attention seems to be constantly shared between our devices and our teachers. According to Chakraborty (2006), “Mobile phones have an intrinsic social impact by the way theContinue reading “Say Cheese! Please?”