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Artist engaging with less conscious modes of perception: touch, hearing, memory, sense of time, movement, atmosphere: when mind, body and world interact.

In the shadow

"Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual's conscious life, the blacker and denser it is." C.G. Jung, 1938.

An exhibition of images of women, created by Fiona Candy, envisioning Jung's theory of 'the shadow'.

Ground floor, Victoria Building, University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE.  

From 1st - 31st of May, 2018.

“...I interpreted the found portraits and their vintage aesthetic as links to past lives, including to experiences of war and the period of optimism and creativity that followed. Using Photoshop technique, I added and altered, to juxtapose time in surreal, seamless montage. I drew on other Jungian archetypes as well as the shadow, such as: ‘the apocalypse’, ‘heroine’, ‘trickster’, ‘mother’, ‘maiden’, ‘persona’. Jung suggested that archetypes are inherited potentials: universal patterns, or models of people, behaviour, personality, held within the psyche.

Envisioning the ambiguous presence of the shadow side, opens up perceptions of its existence not just within individuals, but on an exponential scale within contemporary cultural phenomena. Social media, News, Big Data, surveillance, democracy, globalisation, consumerism, are dynamic, mass channels where the collective unconscious is both active and susceptible…”

(Excerpt from exhibition's background information sheet.) 

 

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Album created by Fiona Candy 12 days ago
Images in album: 12