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Since graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, I have informed my artistic practice by working within the film industry - on high profile projects such as: World War Z, Gravity, Edge of Tomorrow, Maleficent, David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive in 3D, Burberry Body holographic installation exhibited at London Fashion Week 2011 and Another Magazine's 'Movement' film series - as a Digital Camera Technician. Inspired by my extensive experience and technical understanding, I have become fascinated with the nature of the cameras gaze and use new film technologies - such as digital high-speed filming and holographic film projection - to create large cinematic film installations that seek to both engage and seduce my audience. I am inspired by the work of the film theorist, Tom Gunning, who likened the early cinema to that of a ‘Cinema of Attractions’, in which the projected image exists as pure spectacle, solicits the audiences voyeuristic gaze and encourages their curiosity. In this context, the cinema screen is a theatrical space of pure exhibition and it is within the projected film plane - especially now that we are increasingly using digital film formats - that a tension is realised between the material and the immaterial. This is one of the key elements that my work aims to explore. While my films draw upon the traditional cinematic visual language used within mainstream cinema, they also have a surreal and haunting quality. I like to find the beautiful and then draw out an element of the ‘ugly’ from within, to create a ‘disturbingly beautiful’ aesthetic, in which I am free to explore more obscure subject areas. In particular, I am fascinated by the role and objectification of the female form within film, the nature of the cameras gaze, the paradoxical nature of cinema exhibition, and the desire it raises within the spellbound spectator.
4D Path Way - Specialising in 16mm Film and Video Installation Passed with First Class Honours
Specialising in Fine Art Painting and Mixed Media Pass with Merit
Short Listed for the Winter Pride Art Award 2014
Awarded to 'The Siren' for its
Awarded to 'The Siren' for the most innovative artistic concept working with the Musion Das Holograms 'Eyeliner' Holographic System
The Siren was shortlisted for the MAMA's Kinetica Performance Award
Awarded Bursary to partake in the WFTV mentorship scheme with BSC Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey