Fine Art, BA (Hons)
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Dance for me is a coping strategy, and I undergo a transformation when I perform. Being in lockdown created adaptations for my art using video and sound. I have created a two-channel video piece that incorporates sequence dancing and colour with sound, to illustrate how my mental state has been impacted by the pandemic, which has disrupted and limited many of my coping strategies.
By removing the ‘mask’ from a person, my art practice aims to confront the prejudgements attributed to individual identity, carefully revealing inner thoughts and feelings as a way to change perceptions and provide insight.
The act of confronting personal experiences relating to mental health and trauma is, for me, a story that cannot be put in to words. It needs to be experienced viscerally for it to have a meaningful impact upon the audience.