Is it possible for us to experience multiple and conflicting emotions from a photograph? This body of work provokes an emotionally educational and personal journey for each individual spectator through the use of contrasting and conflicting stimuli in a series of photographs. Influenced by Freud's theories on the subconscious mind, Unexpected tests the psychological waters, attempting to trigger different levels of consciousness in response to each image. Through the use of pleasure and displeasure, each image provides a sense of conflict via equal amounts of satisfaction and discomfort; this forced ambivalence born from the act observation makes the viewer an unknowing but active player in the body of work itself.
Jen Alderson • Francesca Biondani • Ross Boulton • Daniel Coen • Ebony Combes • Orla Clare Cronin • Erika Gabalyte • Teodora Georgieva • Adrian Haines • Hana Holliday • Ruta Jaskyte • Tia Keech-McLeish • Ben O'Connell • Michelle Osten • Andrew Quinn • James Thorn • Mecaella Vasconcelos •