We started off the course with an opening Exhibition…
I chose to display some recent work which discussed our limited capacity to empathise with refugees. DETENTION CAMPS <—– BBC Broadcast at 10PM on 06/09/2017 Reported the conditions of Libyan Detention camps. Although these were shocking, the report showed films of smiling faces which made me start to question how our perspectives are completely constrained by personal experience and background.
I wanted to discuss this by using repetitive imagery, alternating each printed imaged to convey a different perspective, both physically and conceptually. I found containing images within boarders had a lyrical connection to the issue of immigration, boxing a human situation into a form or government document. This was discussed through the positioning of the image on a filing cabinet.
How does written documentation contain our perspective?
How can we look at things holistically?
Is this even possible considering we can never escape the boundaries of our own experience?