Body Of Work – Spaces From The In Between
“Spaces Form The In Between” is a body of work containing 2 Microfilms and a Zine. The work is a collective invitation to fall into dreamlike worlds in which the audience is asked to move slowly and reflect on their own experiences. The pieces are thoughtful and discuss as well as pose questions concerning dream-states, time, symbolic objects and identity. These questions arise from creator Pippa Bond’s interest in Surrealism it which she utilises visual and poetic imagery of both the nightmarish qualities of the Uncanny and soft tone’s of day dreams to invoke a reflective of her personal femininity.
Through The Frame
Through The Frame is a microfilm made to loop for eternity, it is apart of a Body Of Work entitled “Spaces From The In Between” made for the class EXPERIMENT. SCREEN. SENSATION. In a continuing loop the film is both nightmarish and transfixing while discussing the nature between objects, memories and identity. In a more serious fashion compared to it’s contour part “The Wandering Mind” the film utilises fast cutting and double exposure to explore the murkiness that memories can be and the consistent construction and destruction of the self. Throughout the Body Of Work you will catch glimpses of objects repeated which weave the pieces together, this use of repetition is also a self exploration through objects held dear to the creator Pippa Bond as she not only asks the audience but also herself what she holds on to and why? and to what extent are places, objects and memory an extension of ourselves?
The Wandering Mind
The Wandering Mind is a microfilm made to loop for eternity, it is apart of a Body Of Work entitled “Spaces From The In Between” made for the class EXPERIMENT. SCREEN. SENSATION. It’s a soft dissociation playfully adapting Alice In Wonderland, but with a sinister snap back to reality “don’t trust the white rabbit”. The film discusses time and day dreaming in a whimsical way but the more it is viewed the more unsettled we become watching our protagonist forever falling in and out of a permanent daydream. This film poses questions about time lost in day dreams and escapism. Do we use daydreams to prepare ourselves for future unseen events, or positive manifestation, or to simply run away? The creator asks at what point do we loose ourselves and sense of identity completely forever grasping for a different self, or a difference space, or different relationships? but behind this underlying warning to what extent can we better utilise our daydreams as a tool for self-reflection and personal growth.
I Hope You Dream Of Sunflowers
I Hope You Dream Of Sunflowers is a zine, however due to Covid-19 it is being exhibited in a video format. It is apart of a Body Of Work entitled “Spaces From The In Between” made for the class EXPERIMENT. SCREEN. SENSATION. This Zine is a collection of poetry, playlists and images however at it’s heart it is an invitation for an audience too loose themselves in daydreams. Due to the Zine itself being a collection of works it becomes a exploration of fragmentation as it evaluates day dreams, place, repetition, objects, symbolism, identity and memory within the realms of the conscious and unconscious mind. Playing with perspective the work becomes an exercise of reflection of the self as well as a reflection of others, the creator Pippa Bond strongly utilises empathy it this piece in an attempt to create a space in which the emotions and experiences of her audience are cared for. Somewhere between whimsical and dark in tone “I Hope You Dream Of Sunflowers” fits into this Body Of Work as a balancing piece between the two Microfilms.