University of Kentucky, video

Yueran Wang

Yueran Wang
A-S 285: Lens Art

This is a ReDoIt Project, The name of the original video is sleepwalkers
Doung Aitken is the artist who create this work. Here is link of the video https://vimeo.com/21053006

In rapidly syncopated, we see five characters – varying in age, sex, class and race. The video moving through a balletically compressed nocturnal workday and dust to dawn.
In silent parallel universes, all five rise, fidget, study their reflections, bathe, dress and open the blinds. They exist their apartments down long hallways and make their way to work. They navigate within a self-contained, almost ostentatious pensiveness. Sleepwalkers fells like a New York night, using the city as its backdrop. There are five characters move through New York’s streets, subways, public building and private bedrooms. They encounter the various holes that all New Yorkers crawl into and out of everyday.

I looked for three people to shoot. Using the same light and start with the bedroom, then move to the hallway. I captured the light of the building during the night and express the stress of people through the whole day. I choose this video to re-do because I think the quickly rapidly song and movement can easily catch people’s eyes. It’s creates the sense of high pace of modern life. Even though they are varying in age race or class, but maybe that is what we want to live in.

University of Kentucky, video

Emma Knapp

Emma Knapp
A-S 285 Lens Arts

A light comedic response to recent events surrounding net neutrality where a supposed hacker hijacks a news station in order to talk about the topic from the point of view of someone who supports net neutrality. Inspiration for design is taken from popular “youtubers” channels’ live streams.

photography, University of Kentucky

Joel Brickey

Joel Brickey
A-S285: Lens Arts

For my project, I wanted to create a collection of photos that give off an ominous and unsettling feeling to the viewer. The place where I took the photos, was also the inspiration for them. I took them in two parking lots located at Caverun Lake in Morehead, KY. I had been to these places at night before and every time I went I always imagined what it would be like to shoot something scary there. The atmosphere of the location is incredibly ominous due to the very few lights that only illuminate small sections of the area. When you walk around in this place it is hard not to feel like someone or something is watching you. So I decided that for my project, I would illustrate what I always imagined would be one of the absolute worst things to see if you were in this place alone.

Inspiration was extremely easy to find in this place. It was effortless to look around and think “yeah, that would probably terrify me if I saw that.” So I incorporated a creature/demon character into each photo, to give life to the fear of something watching you. I also found inspiration from various horror movies and pictures of “monster sightings” that I can never click away from. I definitely scared myself several times while shooting since I was in the mind set of trying to think of the creepiest places to see something standing there, watching you.