Art Thou a Witch? (2019 -2020)
Art Thou a Witch? investigates the blur between documentary and fiction in relation to the Essex which trials of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I have visited several towns in Essex, capturing landscapes of the places where these events supposedly took place. I am inspired by my home in Essex. I have researched local records, history and folk-law to create a book of a selection of medium format landscapes and digital still lives relating to trials of ‘Witches’. This project does not aim to question whether or not there were witches in Essex nor if these trails were purely based on superstition and others hysteria but rather engages with these stories and rumours as important parts of local folklore.
Mikah Arnold • Ilaria Iannarilli • Kemal Kemal • Kimberly Lamport • Ania Sto • Stefani Stoyanova • Courtney Whelan •