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Viv Allen

MA Fine Art work by Viv Allen showing varying coloured paintings
MA Fine Art work by Viv Allen showing varying coloured paintings
MA Fine Art work by Viv Allen showing varying coloured paintings

I use moving image and photography to explore perception of time and place. My research considers to what extent is it possible to convey a personal sense of time and place to a viewer.  My work has been influenced by artist Tacita Dean, film makers Bea Haut and Chris Marker and by the work of photographer Uta Barth.

My work has developed from building structures which I designed as walk-in pin-hole cameras. Inside these spaces the audience was immersed in a 360-degree moving image projected from outside. I have since moved away from the construction of spaces, to give more emphasis to my experience of found spaces, which hold particular resonance and intrigue for me.

With a phenomenological approach at the core of my practice, I spend time recording my experience of particular sites using writing, photography, video and film. Ongoing practical iterations have resulted most recently in looped animations, which I feel best capture my area of research.

Instagram: @viv_allen

Lizzie Starling

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