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logopound“This is the third year Pound Arts have visited the degree shows at Falmouth University, Plymouth University, Plymouth College of Art, University West of England and Bath Spa University to make selections”

 

 

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Ball & Chain

Selected for BOSS – Best of Summer Show !

Horn’s Sack explores the treatment of the ‘insane’ in Victorian asylums, encapsulating the coercion of patients and investigating the forces at work in treatment regimes. The struggle between patient and asylum is not only tangible but is actively taking place.

The piece visualises the extreme domination of medical professionals over mental health patients and how this led to a palpable conflict between care and dehumanisation.

In the 1800’s patients were sealed in a sack to ‘calm’ them.

Using granite, iron and magnetism to convey tension and pathos, the work harkens to the past whilst also conveying the present.

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This is my final piece for my BA (Hons) Fine At Degree.

Join us to celebrate!
Opening of the show will be on Wednesday 27th July 5-6.30pm.

Please bring friends and family to join us.

Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth.

 

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Working Asylum

In this piece I have created a work of art in motion. The piece depicts the inner workings of an Asylum in the 1800’s, represented in moving magnets attracting iron filings and clock keys.

The work sits on a base, which houses an unseen internal motor, which rotates to create an ever-changing pattern.

The most striking part of the piece is the loud and haunting sound so that the whole piece evokes the eeriness of a working asylum.

The piece can be watched for a long time without losing interest. The clock keys dance around the top as if seeking to escape and the iron filings seem to constantly pull them back in.

Coupled with the scratching and scraping noises this really does give the viewer the feeling of a constant struggle taking place between each part of the assembly.

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Asylum

Photograph of a screen print.

I have used the original photographs taken by Hugh Diamond which were literally the very first photographs taken in medical science.  I have appropriated Hugh Diamonds photographs and used my own images of keys, which are clock keys reflecting the passing of time and incarceration.

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Asylum

These images are photographs of screen prints

I have used the original photographs taken by Hugh Diamond which were literally the very first photographs taken in medical science.  I have appropriated Hugh Diamonds photographs and used my own images of keys, which are clock keys reflecting the passing of time and incarceration.

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