Reaching Out Into The Dark
This work, taken from the project Reaching Out Into The Dark, examines the experience of being alone in the modern urban environment, encompassing the spectrum of experience from solitude, an intentional seclusion that provides mental and emotional benefits, to loneliness which can be considered a negative deficit of social connection. These states are increasingly prevalent in developed societies as our lives, families and communities have changed, with resultant personal and societal consequences. Combining nocturnal imagery and portraits, creative writing, interviews and music, the work aims to tell the story of solitude and connect with the viewer emotionally, challenging them to consider the commonalities that bind us together in this shared experience and reach out to someone in some small way.
Andrew Barrow • Isabella Campbell • Justin Carey • Yasmin Crawford • Sarah Newton • Anthony Prothero • Rita Rodner • Daniel Simon • Katie-Jane Watson • Teresa Williams • Gemma Willis • Laura Wing •