Friday, 3 June 2016

Yan Smiley

"In this project, I explored the character of Roy Lichtenstein. Through study, I unveiled traits of ignorance, innocence, and curiosity towards the female and her body. These said characteristics are often found expressed in his work. The costume embodies this curious nature, through performance the audience is encouraged to engage in their own curiosity- whilst simultaneously realising HIS fascination with the human form. With reference to puppetry, robotics and Lichtenstein's graphic outlining, the figure is divided, disjointed, enlarged and multiplied- to create a new manufactured figure. All this is obscured by the large fluid form, with detailing inspired by his 'drowning girl' and natural landscapes. It is the human emotion and depth he could never grasp." Yan Smiley

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