Tuesday, 28 April 2015

I am, We are

I am, We are.


A short video showing in a very basic way the meld between individuality and similarity. Our social identity as droplets part of an ocean and that together we are the same but each have our own unique aspects that make us different, enriching our society as a whole.

It kind of answers the question, our identity as a society is 'I am, we are'. Words cannot describe our collective.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Social pride

Social Pride

Not inherently a positive influence. I was sitting at our residence games and I realised just how much hate and contempt revolves around our need to belong to a group. This is to the point of zealous pride in causes that do not necessarily have any reason for it. Hostility surrounds segregation, and thus this monstrosity was born:
video
An egg and spoon race gone wrong, what starts as fun of a rather mundane and repetitive task grows into an increasingly irritating tension. This tension spawns heavy competition and escalates. Happiness is replaced with fear and joy with frustration. What is a symbol of good soon corrodes, and by the end what was it all for?

While an obvious piece that is what it seems, it still carries a message of how even the smallest of arguments can bring out the worst in our social groups and ultimately who we are as a society. This is not always the case of course. I shall explore a bit more later on.


Pictures and competition footages were taken by me personally. But clips from 0:19 come from Dnews,science podcast on sinkholes and 0:21 is by Cyriak Harris, surrealist animator who makes his living working for the BBC. His works heavily inspired this piece, as a renound artist who has made a name and living for himself producing Surrealist animations and gifs for the web and now working for large television broadcasters doing his art:
Interview

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bonds

Bonds of Friendship

Recently I had an epiphany about how society works. One can sort of sum up society in the bonds we make. No bond is more apparent than that of friendship. Our friends not only shape our identity, but represent our community and influence society around us. It is the mutual understanding and cooperation of working together that makes it possible for us to function as single entity and when it comes down to it the most basic and fundamental of these bonds that make this process possible is friendship. Without it, we wouldn't have society at all.


 This collage is a collection of images I've taken of friends enjoying moments we've spent together. Can we identify who we are as a people with friendships? I believe we can! We might be Individual, but through our bonds we are united.


 Thank you to my awesome friends, for an awesome time and for these awesome photos.