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Alan Ramsey

MA work

The world is holy

Bruno Latour says the role of science is to explain what is far away, to show us the things we can’t see. Religion’s job, in his opinion, is to bring things closer, to show us what is right in front of us. This is my position. My work explores and subverts the nature of holiness. It presents the holy, not as something inaccessible but as an affirmation of the material world, including the parts we often miss or take for granted. The work celebrates every object as something with the potential of evoking wonder and a sign of a deeper reality. It refutes the idea that anything is ‘ordinary’ and challenges the way in which religion has historically made certain people, places or lifestyles as more special than others.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2018

  • Degrees

  • MA Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmiths, University of London; BA Hons Interior Design, Leeds Beckett University
  • Experience

  • Director, Ramsey Krause, 2016-Present; Associate Priest, University Church, Oxford, 2013-Present; Managing Director, Eight Inc London, 2012-2013