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Tracy Satchwill

MA Communication Design

Historical narratives significantly influence my practice, having a profound effect when researching and fabricating work. I believe history helps us appreciate what we have today and gain a better understanding of our culture. My objective is to interpret past stories in an interesting manner, awakening the curious mind and stimulating further inquiry. My method of translating history focuses on the perceptions and experiences of people rather than factual events. I am interested in making my own commentary, showing both the ideals and imperfections of a past world that playfully intermingle fact and fiction within a contemporary context.

My current practice concerns a film marking the centenary of women’s suffrage in 2018, focusing on married women, girlhood and suffragettes as well as contemporary studies on feminists and anti-feminists. I have responded to the ethical responsibilities of historical accuracies by basing my imaginary world on historical facts but within a theatrical platform.

The film focuses on the perspectives of Edwardian women and aims to heighten visceral responses by combining live action, animation, stop motion and motion graphics techniques with disjointed sound effects, music and dialogue.

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Tracy Satchwill work called Briefcase at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Briefcase

Tracy Satchwill work called Hanging at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Hanging

Tracy Satchwill work called Entrance at the NUA MA Degree Show 2017

– Entrance

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