'Catharsis' is a project that deals with the need of purification and the necessity of escapism from the social norms and standards of today's society. It is a narrative that explores the concepts of insecurities, self-obsession and perfectionism. Every day we look in the mirror obsessing on perfecting our appearance, trying to impress others and feeling comfortable in our own skin. Current social media forces us into comparing ourselves to others and it can cause damage to our mental health. We live in a world full of selfies and 'perfect' Instagram stories and it begins to take shape of an ongoing competition. It is easy to lose ourselves in the constant vanity battle and it is important to remember that we are all unique and come in all shapes and sizes. The topic of catharsis is explored through a series of self-portraits that gives a feeling of a modern fairy tale that teaches about the risks of self-indulging and states the importance of releasing repressed emotions.
Annalee Delaney • Luke Faulkner • Ken Heffernan • Audrey Hendy • Sylwia Jurek • Niall Keating • Megan Killeen • Hannah McCarthy • Iris O'Connor • Dylan Ryan • Brigita Stankaityte • Leanne Sullivan • Gintaras Varnagys •