STUDIO 18 CONTENTS.
SLADE @ UCL MA end of degree show.
Here are some of the works from within that room.
Particular interest was for #DanaAriel and Lotte Scott's work's.
Dana Ariel: 'Identity that refuses to identify,
has no voice,
and cannot be spoken.' Dana Ariel's work on display did not excite me initially as on initial inspection it was 'just' pomegranates photographed. But once the projected text started playing it made sense. Within the room, behind a pillar on the other side of this piece is audio playing on loop from headphones hung up on the wall. Once you put them on you realise the relationship between the pomegranate, text and her words. *In Hebrew it is the same word for pomegranate as it is for grenade.
Her work often deals with concepts of identity, conflict and landscape. Here's some more reading from her website:
My work addresses a conflict in identity. We identify ourselves by our name, in the face of ‘others’ and by our histories. A matter of being given a name and inheriting a legacy passed on from past generations is both passive and active. The first relates to language and the second to a place or a site. My research stems from the need to understand conflicting definitions in my own identity and contradicting legacies I inherited within a political and historical context that led me to ask of the methods in which we define, replace, name and see. In the absence of answers and the lingering presence of trauma, loss and forgetting I turn to the search itself through the use of photography, printmaking, video and drawing.
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