Xinshi Jiang

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

This series of images were taken during my hotel and home quarantine. It explores a state of self against boredom and anxiety in a completely enclosed environment.

 

My photos are characterised by the use of everyday objects, as well as some parts of my body and plants to form some unusual or even weird scenes, which upsets a certain balance under a calm atmosphere, meanwhile, reflects my contradictory and Struggling emotions. The boundary between calmness and anxiety also seems to be blurred. Moreover, through my photos, I also want to express a state of relative stillness in a fast-paced society. 

About Xinshi

My works explore a state of self against boredom and anxiety in a completely enclosed environment.

 

This series of images were taken during my hotel and home quarantine. This period of time gave me a complex emotion. In this extremely enclosed environment, everything around has been magnified. You have to pay attention to them, because there are few alternatives. Therefore, it also gives me an opportunity to focus more on myself. Self-exploration has always been a topic that I am particularly interested in. 

 

My photos are characterised by the use of everyday objects, as well as some parts of my body and plants to form some unusual or even weird scenes, which upsets a certain balance under a calm atmosphere, meanwhile, reflects my contradictory and Struggling emotions. The boundary between calmness and anxiety also seems to be blurred. Moreover, through my photos, I also want to express a state of relative stillness in a fast-paced society.  

Siyu Guo

MA Digital Media – Image Making

For many years, depression has plagued hundreds of people. In recent years, it has occurred more frequently in young people. Although depression has become well-known, people’s attitudes toward depression are not correct. “You are just in a bad mood; you just don’t sleep well.” This kind of response always appears, but this is not the right attitude to treat patients with depression. Doing so can even lead to bad consequences.

 

Therefore, this work uses the form of VR to simulate the inner world of depression patients, so that people can experience the real feelings of depression patients first hand.

About Siyu

SIYU GUO, born in Beijing, China. Currently studying MA Digital Media image-making at Goldsmiths. He works with still images, MG animation, virtual reality.

Emily Yo

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

Comeontreetrees, 2021

Emily’s research and visual approach keen on the trees on the street, between survival and artificial trees of investigation on photography. Emily explores the relationship with the people who live around their garden- trees, flowers, and topiary-and about where she goes and what she’s looking for in her personal views. Emily likes people and objects with tales to be told and backgrounds she can get a glimpse of. She would like to create a lovely way of living in the present. Moreover, Her MA at Goldsmith’s studies led her to understand those stories behind images. She involves the thinking process of image-making. Her aim in these images is to discover artificial, artistic trees. How people shape/maintains their trees in the yard. The two neighbors compete with each other. On the other hand, she has been discovering how the trees are in different areas, and species survive in different seasons. She has been looking for the same trees in different seasons. These experiences made her feel like she is a part of these trees’ life, in the meantime, such as parents looking at their children.

About Emily

Since 2020 pandemic has been beginning. She has been thinking about what is essential things for her to approach and where she could go. Nowadays, all these things can be experienced virtually, meet up with family, friends, and pets. She has been trying to be creative; She read, watches movies, and draws a little. These things help her to stay home. 

 

In her works- comeontreetrees, which is the ongoing works of her studying MA photography. This series of works has taken over the past 40 weeks. It explores curiosity, streets and cultures, and how the trees communicate within the walls of the houses on the streets. These experiences have dug deeper into the trees every day, but she also realized that freed from the constraint of lockdown restriction. These trees are her lovely company. They have been through the fall, winter, spring, and now it is summer. She is looking at them as friends.

Nathalie Combes

MA Digital Media – Critical Computing

Data Perception

Data Perception’s purpose is to question our perception of data and our understanding of intelligence within computers, technology, and Artificial Intelligence. By gathering data and questioning our perceptions of truths, the project will try to give a useful lesson to the visitors of the exhibition. 

About Nathalie 

Nathalie is a French/American creative based in London. She previously studied Design at UAL and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Digital Media – Critical Computing at Goldsmiths University. Interested in the role of technology within society, she tried to explore how data capitalism occurs as well as the perception of intelligence within computers, Artificial Intelligence and technology.

Personal Email: combesnathalie@gmail.com

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Miao Qu

MA Digital Media – Critical Computing

This project is an auto-ethnographic journey into the public sphere as a digital individual, exploring a tangled planet, a landscape society where the virtual and the real are entwined, at the scale of the individual.

 

The project is divided into three phases to explore the relationship between our behaviour in the public sphere and digital technology. The first part, the menu, was created using Arduino and touch vocalisation devices to reveal the impact of algorithms on behavioural decisions and the front end of real scenarios, after using crawler technology to analyse restaurant menu information from Google Maps. The second part, the player. I used conductive materials with Arduino to create a street music compilation, showing the digital migration of behavioural processes in the public domain. In the third part, the covid-19 government policy decisions, public protest, mortality, and memory are audibly restored to the New Crown Memorial Wall in London using conductive ink materials as a way to explore the back-end relationship between the digital world and the real world.

About Miao

Miao Qu used to be a branding and commercialisation practitioner from China. Now he is a term that is difficult to explain.

 

Maksymilian Hryniewicki

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

“Eden”

The photographs and quotes from the interviews invite the viewer to the vibrant world of London allotments. This unusual green urban paradise is just a pretext for a discussion on mental health, ecology, politics, food, urbanization, searching for sense, and ways to rebuild a healthy relationship with the planet earth. Welcome to the Eden not yet lost.

Jiayu Cui

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

[Happy Life 1998]

Do we feel the same happiness as we were children when we go through our family albums?
Do we remember what we like the most as we were children? This work explores my childhood memories, trying to remain the deeper innocent me. As I want to recall the memories, I am focusing on visiting the places where I used to go, even if they are abandoned. I combine the photographs of child-me and the places I took now by using collages. Also, I hand-draw some children illustrations on the works, and all the ideas come from my sketches while I was a child.

 

About Jiayu

An optimistic and confident student with solid theory and practice in the field of art and design after 6 years of studying experience, who has mastered photography-related computer skills and research skills with great interest in further education in fashion photography.