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.  

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.

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.

Rita Guo Cheng

MA Photography The Image & Electronic Arts

The Look(ing) Of Time:

A timespace-image ensemble

Video Installation: timespace-image 02

Video Installation: timespace-image 01

*This video contains dialogues

About this artwork 

 

This ensemble of the moving and still images invites the spectators to look, reflect on and experience different types of duration. The work intends to grasp the human and emotional connection through these durations; it also contemplates the temporal-spatial-image relationship exhibited via multiple telecommunicated surfaces.

 

With 2 years not being able to see each other in person due to Covid-19, the artist’s initial attempt was simply creating “covid portraits” of her parents via video chat with a Large Format analogue camera. In the process the artist was fascinated and sadly agonised by the still and moving images of the parents on various surfaces (print/digital), and how these digitised or mediated images are related to the “image” of them in the artist’s mind (or memories)? How do we experience and confront “surfaced” images from now and the past situated in a certain kind of temporal-spatial scenario/duration?  

 

The work here was produced and reproduced by multiple photographic apparatus and techniques – Large and Medium Format cameras, instant analogue photography (Polaroid), screenshots, darkroom printing etc…The process and the results prove to be somewhat a futile effort trying to break through the limitations of the surface-space and time. 

 

We are, at the same time, infinitely close and apart.

About Rita 

Rita (CHENG Guo), sometimes known as Neo Chugg the Photographer, is an daytime translator and all time image maker. She mainly works with analogue photography and moving images. Rita currently lives and works in London. 

You may have a glimpse fof her visual mindscape via Instagram (admittedly not the best channel) for now.

Her website will be live in the very near future:

http://ouchnegg.com/

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