I'm a Third year BA Photography student at Falmouth University.
I am currently working on my final degree project, Entitled ' Letters of Expired Devotion', and I am hoping to raise money to exhibit my art work at Free Range Show in London, Brick Lane on 22 - 26 July .
The money raised will go towards:
- Art materials ( Printing / Framing / Exhibiting the work)
- Transport (Falmouth to London )
Exhibiting at Free Range is a great opportunity to showcase my work to potential employers in London, and will be the spring board to achieving my goal in a future career in photography after graduation.
My Practise explores home, memory, loss and metaphors for the process of remembering and forgetting. The absence of my own family album strongly influences my practice. I shift personal memories of family and conflict into a public space, through working with archives, and photographs of home. This process enables me to piece together fragments of family history with my own memory, in an attempt to place my own identity.
My current work in ‘Letters of Expired Devotion’ explores memory, trace and melancholia; through experimenting with family archives, particularly focusing on my Granddads letters to my Grandma, dated around 1944. This project questions the meaning and significance of these archives; now Melancholic Objects, the leftover remains of a once existing happy relationship.
I aim to print my work at A1 on matt back lit paper, and display the prints on light boxes. This display would best present the work as the light boxes would compliment the fragility of the letters, and communicate a sense of time, memory and loss.
Any funding would be greatly appreciated, and help to make this project plan a reality!