Ignatz Johnson Higham
An observation of the public at home in public
The film explores the notion of space, how we might go about
describing and measuring it on a human scale. It is a light lament
to the pseudo domestic furniture showroom. It's about how we
interact with our homes and each other. It's an observation of the
public at home in public. The film will use the public to explain
in amateur terms concepts about space and the paradoxical
nature of particle observation. The idea that something can both
exist and not be observable or even tangible.
School of Communication
MA Animation, 2014
I like to take a trivial or seemingly inconsequential observation or anecdote and build upon it to craft a narrative. From this characters will naturally emerge and their personalties will be shaped by the initial idea. I prefer not to set out to create work that has a motive, rather allow one to subtly develop within the story so that the audience may draw their own conclusions. I choose not to define my work by a style, preferring to adopt one that fits the characters and narrative, which are inevitably influenced by my beliefs, socio-political and moral ideals. While I draw upon varied visual aesthetic in each project my methodology is consistent. I will carefully plan each project, but allow time to experiment with various techniques to suit the project.
I am currently collaborating with contemporary composer Darren Bloom and the London Symphony Orchestra on their Dr Glaser project.
- BA Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts, 2007
- Graphic designer, Southbank Centre, London, 2007–12