Vanessa Roy

Vanessa Roy

Fabrication, Vanessa Roy, MA Photography 2012, University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Through the considered process of collecting, assembling and staging the fabric and utilising photography, she transforms the discarded items within these structures into images of significance. Whether presented as an empty vessel or a more abstract form, the material acts as a gestural substitute that fulfils the aspiration of creating a strong presence without there being a real presence; constructing an altered reality that symbolises and evokes the hidden or the underlying. Re-visiting these discarded items breathes new life into them, conceivably reimagining their past histories. These raw materials once belonged to someone, that someone is anonymous and remains so through these structures that are materially defined, rearranged and reconstructed. The work explores not only the connotations associated with and rooted within the fabric but also the notions of absence, presence and the uncanny. Ultimately, the resulting photographs create a fabricated and fragmented narrative.

Fabrication, Vanessa Roy, MA Photography 2012, University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Fabrication

The series portrays constructed works created from reclaimed textiles. These raw materials once belonged to someone, that someone is anonymous and remains so through these structures that are materially defined, rearranged and reconstructed.

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Fabrication, Vanessa Roy, MA Photography 2012, University of Brighton Faculty of Arts 

Fabrication, Vanessa Roy, MA Photography 2012, University of Brighton Faculty of Arts