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Victoria Jenkins
(30 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Brighton)
University of Brighton

The series Images from the Institute of Esoteric Research were produced as part of my final year on BA (Hons) Editorial Photography. The photographs presented are rooted in the language of rational investigation, employing quasi-scientific laboratory style conditions in to which a series of still lives, fictional archival images, are constructed. A commingling of varied sources occurs: vernacular imagery of magic tricks, home science experiments, divination practice, superstitious belief, and forensic investigation. The intent is to play on the conflicts in the languages that are being appropriated: logic and absurdity, revelation and trickery, illustration and illusion, but also that which seems concurrent despite the apparent polarities: the image whose authority is asserted through a shrouding in secret language and gesture. I use photography but my work is informed and assisted by other mediums too, I am also very serious about humour.
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I would like to continue with some of the themes presented in my current work: mystery and revelation, clarity and oblique but take this into the idea of a chamber, perhaps playing with narratives presented in science fiction. I'm interested in narratives of hope and promise that ultimately end in failure because they were never really going to work in the first place.
Again i'd like to play with ideas of documents and evidence.
My Artworks (6)
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