My “Commuters Camouflage” series (2014-) details the effect of commuters adopting technology to entertain themselves. Often the use of phones results in the restriction of their senses and so they fail to fully observe their surroundings. This can result in the breaking up of their environment which is here represented as camouflage; a strange role reversal.
“The Thought Process” (2015) is a short film which was essentially my interpretation of the creative thought process. I wanted to use both metaphorical imagery to represent elements, as well as accurate scientific imagery. I felt like the juxtaposition of these two could provide an interesting visual contrast. Inspired by the work of John Wood & Paul Harrison, I used quick, short and sharp clips to try and maintain the viewers interest throughout. I liked the way in which Wood & Harrison altered the perspective of their scenes, and this was something I employed heavily in this film.
"Culture Clock” (2015) is a short film, highlighting the idea that in an ever changing society, figures such as musicians, writers, models and other celebrities have a greater influence on social ideals than ever before. This is evident in the way that hip- hop culture has glamourised the objectification of women, whilst many alternative rock bands have looked to raise political and social messages to the forefront of conversation. With the increase in the prevalence of social media, this power is seemingly growing.
Inspired by Idris Khan & Grant Legassick, I wanted to layer multiple moving images to create an extremely busy scene, with a likeness to the static on an old TV. The layering of these images creates a chaos which makes it hard to identify specific scenes or objects, simulating how the senses of commuters are restricted as they concentrate on their phone, or listen to their music through headphones. This results in a lack of observation of their surroundings, which may limit their creativity.