Represented in these images is an overlap of reality and a world far from it. We are able to depict which images look like close to the reality we live in and which images are heavily edited to the point where they look like something out of a book. This body of work has been influenced by the film ‘The Birds’, a 1963 production where a new normality is created by the blackbirds taking over the world and attacking characters in the film. It is almost as if the roles were reversed, the birds become the dominant species rather than humans, hunting them instead of being hunted themselves. This project is about making a new identity for birds, where they are perceived as not real, but part of the human imagination, they can be dangerous or friendly or somewhere in the middle.
Rachel Beasley • Rachel Fielding • Agnese Stare • Jodie van Mesdag •