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Alis Oldfield

MA work

Planet Phantastic

The film tells the story of a parallel universe that hopes to serve as an escapist antidote to our current cultural climate. In this universe our earth is duplicated almost identically but with one stark difference – the majority of the population decide naturally not to have children. In the utopia the hopes of a species are held in diametric opposition to its sad impossibility. It is this powerful oscillation that contains the human condition – the need to believe in something despite oneself.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2015

  • My practice is inherently multidisciplinary, using varying means to immerse the viewer in constructed worlds. Focusing on willing suspensions of disbelief, my work plays with the fictions we create for ourselves. Revealing their own construction, these worlds cultivate frictions between myth and reality – examining the very edges of belief.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Documentary Photography, University of Newport, 2011
  • Experience

  • Co-curator, Dyson Gallery, London, 2014; Co-editor, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2015; Curator, Exit Strategies, London, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Tomma Rum Residency Exhibition, Skellefteå City Hall, Sweden, 2014; Agitart Festival, Spain, 2014; Ica Open Studio, Sweden, 2014; Non-Knower, The Library Space, London, 2014; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Interim Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; GRWP Exhibition, SW1 Gallery, London, 2011; Undergraduate Exhibition, Newport, 2011; Empty Shop Project, Newport, 2011; Photography Exhibition, Jacobs Market, Cardiff, 2010
  • Awards

  • First prize, Royal College of Art Travel Award, 2014
  • Publications

  • Eros Journal, 1(5), Autumn 2014; Miniclick Publication 3, Summer 2013 ; Exit Strategies, Black Dog Publishing, 2015