• Outside the frame : an investigation into visual narrative structures of three urban environments

      Fairchild, Anna (University of Bedfordshire, 2011-12)
      Narrative structures were explored and examined between the culturally contrasting urban environments of London, Luton and Istanbul. Through the visual creative processes of drawing, printmaking and photography images were used to explore how these processes could be combined with a view to revealing alternative narrative structures within two-dimensional images. A large body of two-dimensional work of varying scales was made between 2009 and 2011. Throughout the project a visual and written journal was kept using reflection onof the deconstruction of the combinations of images to clarify the insights gained The results of the analysis and evaluation in this journal combined with contextualization of the emerging work formed the basis for working methods, which revealed new narratives or stories between and within the developing series of two-dimensional images. It was these results of this analysis and evaluation combined with qualitative responses to from artists, filmmakers, writers and others which enabled these working methods to establish the base for practice- led research into visual narrative structures. Through this practice- led research it was established that using the working methods above, alternative narrative structures could articulate a complex range of both personal memories together with that of wider range of experiences across culturally contrasting urban environments selected at the beginning of the 21st Century.