Connor James Stevenson-Wright
Throughout my MA in Moving Image and Sound, I have worked on developing a broader understanding of both research and practice in arts and media, and have specialised in my pushing the boundaries between still and moving images. I have applied the “Anti-Aesthetic” notion to examine postmodern culture. With my interest in and inspiration from social realism, documentary and Soviet montage, I have developed a ‘compositional’ approach to my image making.
My work methods include extensive archiving and research to focus on everyday life in seaside towns, where I have created a multi layered style to show what hides beneath the surface of lived experience. My aim in my Masters Project was to contrast the mundanity of daily life with the lesser known and at times hidden social issues through a liminal aesthetic connecting realism and hyperrealism/documentary and fiction.
Post MA, my primary focus is to work on short form film and moving image commissions such as films for exhibitions and music videos. I am currently advancing my photography work and I am in the process of creating a follow up to my MA film by creating a Zine, comprised of photography created in seaside towns in the dead of winter.