Press Release by Paul Wicks

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Press Release

A multi-national group of photography students holds exhibition displaying works relating to the human condition.

Members of press invited to private viewing 20th January 2017.
Please RSVP to pwicks@students.ucreative.ac.uk

 

The University of Creative Arts Rochester is pleased to announce an inspiring show which incorporates Photography, film and installation pieces that highlight the human condition ranging from the positive fight against cancer to the human machine.

 

This display from accomplished 2nd year Bachelor of Arts and Fashion photography students ranging from ages 19 – 44 will be at Chatham House, Chatham High Street the for one week from the 20th January 2017. It includes works by award winning artists  and photographers whom have  previously exhibited in “Convento dei Minimi” in Roccella Jonica Italy and The Saatchi galleries London.
This team offers a varied insight into ourselves with varied works which includes inspiration from sufferers of cancer, brain damage and spinal injuries, whilst others shine a light into the realm of dark fears and worry; all from very personal experience.

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Uncertainty.
Photography and Installation by Abigail Sweet

Is a project based around the connotations of having a Lymphoma (Cancer) diagnosis, it enables insight to be able to gain awareness, understanding, and empathy. It is a clinical, tyrannical and dystopian simulation which make you appreciate and establish the now perfected inane grin felt with diagnosis.

It will enforce that a Lymphoma diagnosis doesn’t have to be so pessimistic, nor be deemed as an invaluable epoch of event in our lives. Uncertainty will use a mass of multimedia to help build the narrative of multifaceted mundane objects that become significance with various connotations, these will include a life size bed, miniature bath transpiring into a sculptural, interactive metaphoric experience of representation from the malignant condition.

 

Killer Fashion.
Film by Emily Williams

A fashion film with a twist. Different from the average works you would normally expect to see. Follow a fashion shoot team visiting a lake only for things to go horribly wrong; A fashion concept combined with a horror theme. As crew members start to disappear follow the journey to its horrific climax as the ending leaves you the viewer having to decide how the story fits together. The police were called by a distressed member of the public whilst being filmed so this is sure to be a shocker.

 

Metamorphosis
Photography By Georgiana Pallamara
From the Greek word metamorphoun (meta + morphe), “to transform”, “change of form or shape”

A change of the form or nature of a thing or a person into a completely different one. Exploring this “shifting” of identity in the 21st century society which is adopting a new connotation, linked to the cultural and social change we are experiencing through mass media and technology.

The principal concept at the basis of this project states how digital era and everything we created in order to achieve more knowledge and to progress is starting to rebel at us, devouring our identities and shifting them into something else, mechanical and robotic.

“Dr. Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is one of my starting points.

As the Monster created by Victor Frankenstein who then killed him, one interpretation of Mary Shelley’s novel is that we can see in the Monster the tragic result of uncontrolled technology.

 

Body image and self-confidence.
Photography by Imogen Watt
Investigates the subject in a way that not many have done before.

Illustrating that having low self-esteem can make you feel invisible and want to hide your body. Inspired by the work of Francesca Woodman and the way that she explored mental health issues in her work, the images are self-portraits, much like Woodman’s, this gives the work a personal edge that Imogen wishes to bravely share with the world.


DeadLock.
Film by Luke Wassell
Falling, falling, falling; Weightlessly, hopelessly, you cower, coil and wince awaiting impact, salvation.

Deadlock is a veritable nightmare, a spiralling, helpless, dread-filled fall that follows the tragic events that lead a son to murder his beloved mother. Chaotic in construction and in narrative, Deadlock seeks to mislead, confound and disorientate its viewers. Functioning as a perplexing metaphorical manifestation of the very real and deeply oppressive self-doubt that governed its creation. Ultimately, Deadlock in all its chaos and confusion, in all its misleading, hopes to evoke exactly that. To leave the viewer full of doubt, unsure of themselves, of what they’ve just seen, of where the true direction lies.

 

Memory Loss Simulator.
Photography installation by Paul Wicks

To simulate the effort involved in finding lost memories; this project brings together elements of time, archive and movement to illustrate the difficulty people suffer after losing memory.

An installation piece containing family archive photographs constantly moving within a Perspex container which represents the brain.

The viewer has to concentrate on the moving contents to attempt to view the images, where they become combined and are difficult to retain.

This simulation has been assessed by a world-wide brain trust and it has been confirmed that the piece is an accurate representation of individuals reports.

 

Mind’s eye

Photography By Christina Yung
You can’t see or feel what people are thinking inside their heads; This project focuses on the idea of self-consciousness and showing this through kinetic motion and dance.

It shows the development of the self-consciousness and of awareness of the body, slowly opening up little by little, showing more and more as awareness and confidence grows and increases.

 

Second Mailing:

When i recieved no replies i changed tact and created a shorter version using a more “newsworthy” tagline which worked.

 

A young lady currently undergoing treatment for cancer, a man with brain damage and a young woman with scoliosis have joined forces with other photographers at the University of Creative arts tho hold a Free photography exhibition at Chatham House, Chatham Kent.  Jan 19th-26th Jan 2017

The work revolves around the human condition and includes young artists with previous exhibitions in Italy, Saatchi gallery and Piccadilly London.

 

 

For full press release, or further info please contact Paul Wicks by replying or calling 07581214047

 

‘A young lady currently undergoing treatment for cancer, a man with brain damage and a young woman with scoliosis have joined forces with other photographers at the University of Creative arts tho hold a Free photography exhibition at Chatham House, Chatham Kent.  Jan 19th-26th Jan 2017

The work revolves around the human condition and includes young artists with previous exhibitions in Italy, Saatchi gallery and Piccadilly London.  

For full press release, or further info please contact Paul Wicks by replying or calling 07581214047′

 

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