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Alex O'Brien

Discontent, Aware

The source images were produced to satisfy the conditions of the Hadfield Trust Creative Travel Grant 2019. I proposed a project which would investigate the cultural and aesthetic implications of country borders, during a period of bike-travel from the UK to Greece, following a personal migratory line. The project was completed in December 2019. In the wake of global events, these ‘soft’ Schengen constructs became increasingly defined, and the findings of the project were rendered problematic. I returned to the images in search of meaning but found only vague proof of an historical experience. The camera-phone snapshots appeared now more evidential and ‘present’ than any formal compositions. In frustration, I deleted portions of these images, replacing them with algorithmic content and withdrawing a degree of control from their production. In this process, the visuality is informed solely by the existing image. Now, any meaning is applied, rather than determined - an evocation of experiencing socio-political events as hopelessly circular, pervasive, and ambiguously consuming. What follows are fractured images of removal and repetition.

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Current Course:

University of Cumbria  BA (Hons) Photography

Gabriel Baker Bennett • Jonny Cartwright • Matthew Cox • Lena Crowe • Hannah Faith Jackson • Kimberlee Messenger • Alex O'Brien • Joshua Smith •

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Arts University Bournemouth
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Crawford College of Art and Design
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University of Derby
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TU Dublin
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Edinburgh College
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Edinburgh College of Art
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Edinburgh Napier University
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University Centre Farnborough
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University for the Creative Arts Farnham
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City of Glasgow College
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Falmouth University
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Glasgow School of Art
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University of Gloucestershire
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Griffith College Dublin
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Hereford College of Arts
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IADT Dun Laoghaire
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University of Central Lancashire
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Leeds Arts University
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Leeds Trinity University
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Limerick School of Art and Design
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University of Lincoln
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Manchester School of Art
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Middlesex University
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National College of Art and Design
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The Northern School of Art
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Pearse College of Further Education
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Plymouth College of Art
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University of Portsmouth
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Sheffield Hallam University
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Staffordshire University
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University of Suffolk
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University of Sunderland
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Ulster University
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University of South Wales
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University of Westminster
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