These digitally constructed images investigate the Sublime, examining both its changing definitions and its place in modern society. The focus for this work rests predominantly with our contemporary definitions of sublimity, particularly their relationship to (and distinction from) the more traditional understandings laid down by Burke and Kant, for whom the immensity of Nature played a key role. In these more recent definitions of the Sublime, it seems our focus shifts away from a preoccupation with the natural world, toward more contemporary sources of anxiety. Indeed, the sublime experience seems increasingly associated with the infinite vastness of virtual and digital space, as well as wider, more global concerns such as globalisation, modern science and capitalism.
Charlotte Anne Down • Amy Baxendale • Stephen Burke • Faye Hobson • Damien Hockey • Jake Kenny • Elaine Krosmoe • Daniel Landsburgh • Molly Lansman • Sophie Lund • Lisa Marie Grigsby • Emilia Moisio • Daniel Navarrete • Sam Orchard • Brittany Pay • Mark Perham • Andrew Price • Eleina Priede • Lena Rodgers • Jack Scott • Michael Swann • Melissa Tullett • Harriet Webb •