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A continuation of experimentation work looking at the 1999 Britannia crash. These works use the same fuselage form as I was testing out various ink techniques.

The first image is a far cleaner, thinner outline of ink and the printed text is far darker. I prefer the second image as the whole work seems more vibrant.

The second work also emphasises the balance of the clean and the ‘messy’ of the disaster spectacle and I also like the use of the text on only one half of the artwork. I also used a mixture of report text and news headlines from the time of the crash, the headlines are shown in a different font to differentiate the two. Unlike work in the previous semester there is no painted scenery/landscape and the different elements of the image are only against the colour of the paper itself.

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Artwork

Some small artworks produced from my experiments at the start of the semester. As in my theory side of my MA I am looking at the ‘disaster spectacle’ I am aiming to balance the clean, safe representation of the spectacle in the mass media (described by Debord in Society of the Spectacle) as well as both the destruction and the factual information of the crash.

They are all based off the same crash, I find working with one crash at a time allows me to see effectiveness of composition, media, smale etc far easier as it’s a constant for me to work with.

These works are ink, acrylic ink, gouache and printed text on paper, none of the works are over 42 x 30 cm.

I am planning on making some of these far larger to see how scale effects the reading of the work and how it will fit the subject. To me, the smaller works seem to have a more personal tie and making them larger will hopefully both demonstrate the issues of the spectacle and the scale of the air disasters themselves.

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