Holly Birtles defaces and manipulates the photographic image via a wide range of mediums, incorporating a complex dark room and digital based process. The subject matter deals with uncontrollable exertions of human expression, focusing predominantly upon operatic singers and more recently The British rock band Dr Feelgood. This project demonstrates the band expressing negative words on repetition, prior to performing an exploration of the James Lange theory of emotion. The portraits are transformed into large scale visceral hybrids of painting, sculpture and photography.
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