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Sophie Porter

MA Fine Art

Specially segregated non-spaces, free from context, minimal and clean, my research is concerned with the hospital, the art space and their similarities. This focus stems from a personal encounter in which intense and prolonged visitation of both environments resulted in a confluence of place. Pivotal to my ongoing research is Michel Foucault’s Heterotopia and the ability to unite two separate sites as if they were co-extensive. As a result, I am engaged in phenomenological methods of research to re-call this convergence of site. My choice of medium extends into additional and relevant theoretical realms which examine the film and the film screen as an extension of architecture and reality, as discussed by Anne Friedberg in ‘The Virtual Window’.

I aim to develop my practice through the utilisation of sensory elements, specifically sight and sound in order to manifest spaces the audience can explore and to communicate the possibility that sites other than those present in the here and now can co-exist.

Recent visual developments and subsequent discourse has led my research towards an attempt to understand and resolve what constitutes an experience of the ‘real’ with reference to Lacan and the application of his theory to film.

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Sophie Porter work called ----- at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– 96 Days (film still)

Sophie Porter work called ----- at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– 96 Days (film still)

Sophie Porter work called ----- at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– 96 Days (film still)

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