I made to Bolton University Fine Arts Degree Show this afternoon even if it was the penultimate day. I wanted to see the work of a personal friend, but as it was a video installation there’s not much point trying to discuss it here.
The artist who impressed me most was Loraine Agg who was looking at the Frankenstein Effect. Here is the statement next to her work:
“Loraine has focussed on a person’s judgement in these series of photographs. The idea is that the viewer will look at the images with one idea and as soon as they have made the connection their first initial judgement changes. This is called the Frankenstein Effect and is what Loraine wishes to make aware to some people when they make initial judgements, be them good or bad, before knowing stories behind the images. The only hints to her subject are the names of the photographs. She feels that it is best for the viewer to have an amount of intrigue for the effects of the Frankenstein effect to take place.”
Loraine’s work were five pretty landscapes:
Very pretty indeed! It’s only when you read the titles that the Frankenstein Effect kicks in. The titles are: “John Kilbride 23rd November 1963”, “Pauline Reade 12th July 1963”, “Edward Evans 6th October 1965”, “Lesley-Ann Downey 26th December 1964” and “Keith Bennett 16th June 1964”. For any non-Brits reading this to whom these names do not mean anything, please click here.