Basic Principles focuses on the culture of competitive ballroom dance, characterised by codes that make sense of performances and performers alike. Through collage and repurposing of material, the purpose of the original images, to showcase individuals and performances, is subverted in order to foreground the structuring forces within which such performances become relevant. These images act as a reflection of wider society, and the forces to which we are subjected in our daily existence. Karl Marx termed this ideology and can be defined by his assertion “they do not know it, but they do it”. This work aims to awaken the viewer into a radical consciousness in which they can gain further understanding of the social environment they exist within.
Liberty Abdey • Ayeesha Ayinla • Tara Barton-Leigh • Iminee Boyd-Cox • Chris Brown • Tom Buller • Elena Catalina-Toltica • Mia Curtis-Mays • Jemma Elvin • Sophie Evans • Zoe Everett-Taylor • Jasmine Forsyth • Sienna Glasford • Charlotte Jones • James Lambert • Jessica Mennell • Jacques Studley • Issie Treacher • Aurora Way • Dan Webb • Emily Wildash • Summer Wilson •