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Sophie Fowkes

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Underpass), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Underpass), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Wood), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Wood), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Underpass), 2014, Video Still
Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Wood), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes: Phantasmagoria (Underpass), 2014, Video Still

Sophie Fowkes

University of Bedfordshire, (BA Photography and Video Art)

 

Sophie Fowkes describes herself as a performative artist. Using a range of media such as video, photographs, and appropriated footage, Fowkes’ work draws inspiration from ideas and concepts that relate directly to personal identity and experience. In the past her artistic practice has engaged with themes as diverse as vegetarianism, colour, and childhood memories, but Fowkes’ most recent work uses the medium of video to explore the imagery and ideas within dreams. 

 

Her final degree show presentation investigated ‘false memories’, in particular how colour and colour preferences relate to memories and childhood experiences. Filming in deserted rural and urban settings, Fowkes used a range of materials to create atmospheric visual effects, including smoke bombs, coloured paper, coloured powder and blocks of colour, resulting in a surreal and unsettling video work.

 

www.sophiefowkes.info

 

 

Platform

Platform

5 - 28 September 2014

 

A group exhibition of exceptional work by graduating students from around the region, selected by MK Gallery from University of Bedfordshire, Bucks New University and University of Northampton.

 

One Platform exhibitor will be nominated by MK Gallery for the South East regional Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a twelve month mentoring scheme. 

 

 

Platform Exhibitors


Sophie Fowkes

Holger Kilumets

Suzannah Holford

Jacob Austin

Maxwell Kirwin

James Haggas

The following free* talks will take place from 6-8pm as part of our Student Season:

 

Students Talking

Wednesday 3 September

Presentations by former MK Gallery Showcase and Platform exhibitors.

 

Tutors Talking

Wednesday 17 September

An evening of pecha-kucha style artist-talks from tutors at a selection of regional universities. 

 

*Places limited.

Pre-booking essential.