The Alienation series conveys a sense of abandonment and entrapment prevalent within British identity and landscapes. Never before has there been a time in which disconnect is a defining emotion – a feeling which continues to damage and dominate through the continued restrictions of the pandemic – with constant distance from normality. Further to this, Villacci’s images communicate a sense of between geographic bodies, with the UK’s landscape sprawling, conceptually, outwards and away from the EU. He notes: “Our future is uncertain, but our present is well known. This project considers the relationship between the physical island we call home and us as inhabitants: how we have alienated ourselves.”
Molly Leigh’s work explores gothic horror themes of the monstrous, isolation and the occult, with focus on relationships between characters.
Liv Sanderson’s aim is to produce images which best describes her subjects and portrays them in a light that best represents them.