Dialogue with Pearl Twink

Final proposal for my submission to the Interim Exhibition.

This portrait is hypnotically hovering behind the text – emerging from the writing and vanishing again.  The model is looking down with pride and confidence. She is emerging through the messages and remains deadpan – a distant observer.

The video instigates a sense of a dialogue between provocations and her responses to them.  Despite the attention, she remains undisturbed.

The piece tries to question the presumption within our prejudice and allows us to understand the contradictory point of view – the opposite perspective.  Therefore, forcing us to confront and reflect on our own behaviour in the context of making judgements without  thinking and appropriate analysis. We simply devalue the status of a person from a different culture.  Labelling and categorising removes individuality and creates a climate for a lack of our responsibility towards them.

The patterns and colours echo the culture of her native Nigeria.  They are vibrant and dynamic, reflecting the power of pure Chroma highlighted by the tropical sun.

Earlier versions during the developmental stages were jumpy.  I felt that the portrait did not interact well with the messages.

This is a smoother and more refined version in Premier.  However, there is a jump at the end, which makes the looping disjointed.

Initial attempt at frame animation in Premier.

First experimentation with. Photoshop Gif

Screen overprints of the initial portrait.

Development of printing text.

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