Hoist – Forefront Dance Company, UCS
Hoist is a modular construction that people can pick up and move around to create their own constellation. Each box has a personal and unique story to tell, which each visitor can use to create their own story, changing how the boxes relate to each other in the space.
The piece premieres on wednesday 28th March 2012 as part of Spring Forward, an evening of work by (BA (Hons) Dance in the Community Students. The performance takes place in the Arts Building at University Campus Suffolk, 7.30pm
Inspiration for boxes
My reluctance to have my portrait taken inspired this series of images. By hiding in the darkness I am escaping the lens, but the flash always finds me.
Photographer- Charlotte Brooker
Who’s watching you?
My pictures involve the idea of being watched. Some draw attention to the eyes, and some show me looking away as if I don’t realise there is someone looking, as though there could be somebody looking at you without you noticing.
Charlotte J Brooker
Photographer – Jenny Last
Am I happy?
How do you know if someone is happy with their life?
I told myself, if I have everything I needed would I be in complete happiness?
A smile hides so many emotions but does it mean that somebody is happy?
When you pass people daily, do they appear happy or contented?
Is happiness an emotion……. only briefly felt, not a constant state. This is my conclusion.
Photographer Bethany- Rose Taylor
My theme is racism. I want to show in my pictures that everyone is equal no matter what skin colour they have.
In my pictures I have shown sadness that relates to me being bullied because of race, in the past.
Bethany – Rose Taylor
Photographer Danielle Cooke
My theme shows that on the outside I am a wild, cheerful, confident girl, yet on the inside, I am quite shy and easily intimidated. This is shown within the images by the way my body is positioned and my facial expression is demonstrated.
Photographer – Adrian Cramer
In these photographs I was thinking about hiding different parts of my face. I did this with my hand and my hair.
The final composition consists of four photos of movement; the fifth image is a blurred version of this.
Photographer – Emma Voller
My theme relates to how I cope under pressure. I wanted my images to show myself both hiding from and holding back from pressure. I am trying to look frustrated and nervous.
Photographer – Viki Simpson
My theme is solitude, I have shown this by taking the pictures in a blacked out corner. I also used a variety of different distances to show being isolated from everything around.
The theme I explored with my photos is the idea of slowly revealing yourself. The idea stemmed from how I act when I first meet people and I begin to slowly come out of my shell.
I tried to portray it in the way my hands and face are hidden at first and slowly creep out into the focus of the photo.
Photographer- Anna Lovatt/ Demi Milton
My intention was to capture my inner emotion through movement. I dislike showing my face on photos, so I decided to try and capture this by turning around to show my back. Here the movement of the hair became important in capturing the emotion in movement.
Photographer -Penny Iles
My theme was pieces. I wanted to explore using different compositional elements, such as close ups and cropping, cutting the face and hands so that only parts were shown at a time. The box almost becomes a jigsaw, with pieces that form part of a whole.
Photographer – Sarah Griggs
I explored using unusual viewpoints to take abstract photographs of myself, conveying hidden identity. My identity is in each photograph but the viewer has to look closer to be able to identify me.
Photographer – Lara Humphreys
My theme throughout is ‘Hidden’. More specifically, with the glasses I was thinking about the idea that ‘I can see you but you can’t see me’. I also found the transparency of the glasses interesting – in terms of seeing though people – going beyond appearances (or the fact that I might think I’m hiding but perhaps in reality it is only up to a point); and also the reflection. I suppose it’s all connected to the element of mystery – not giving it all away and leaving something to the imagination
Photographer- Ben Turnham
I took the idea from a random photo, which was taken during a discussion, my head was leaning on my hand which was hiding part of my face. We then played with the idea of hiding and peeping through a stretched scarf and slowly unveiling from behind it.
Photographer – Hannah Ridley
These photographs are inspired by ‘Family Tree’ by Zhang Huan. The photo’s take you on a visual journey into the progression of a person who is becoming more and more distressed and shows a darkened view around the theme of crying. As the tears begin to add in the focus is slowly drawn away from the lens suggesting a sense of retreating and isolation.
Photographer- Sarah Gilson
My piece was based on the idea of matching emotions with body signals, what reactions would I signal when the selected emotion is applied E.g. If I’ve been insulted I would make the facial and body motions to portray the effect on myself.