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Lara Lee

MA work

Why not look at the trees while hand-standing, read a book from the end or make an endless list of things that could happen?

I use a variety of media in my work, including illustration and animation, but observing, questioning, puzzle and imagination are always a big part of my practice. Animation, to me, is like a moving collage; a form that deals with different textures of the sensory and with endless possibility. Images are like dreams: the least credible and yet the most captivating of experiences. It fascinates me how the various elements of moving image (image, sound, rhythm, movement, order) interact with each other and how this affects the spectator's perception and expectation.

Wish You Were Here is an attempt to question where the line is between the mundane and the memorable. It is a dialogue between me and the memories inscribed on old postcards found drifting in flea markets, given form here in image and sound.

Holiday postcards often start with 'Weather is good' and end with 'Wish you were here.' What is beyond the words of greetings? Perhaps fascinating stories about places never visited before, or perhaps just someone saying 'I am here'.

Info

  • Lara Lee profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Animation, 2013

  • Why not look at the trees while hand-standing, read a book from the end or make an endless list of things that could happen?

    I use a variety of media in my work, including illustration and animation, but observing, questioning, puzzle and imagination are always a big part of my practice. Animation, to me, is like a moving collage; a form that deals with different textures of the sensory and with endless possibility. Images are like dreams: the least credible and yet the most captivating of experiences. It fascinates me how the various elements of moving image (image, sound, rhythm, movement, order) interact with each other and how this affects the spectator's perception and expectation.

    Wish You Were Here is an attempt to question where the line is between the mundane and the memorable. It is a dialogue between me and the memories inscribed on old postcards found drifting in flea markets, given form here in image and sound.

    Holiday postcards often start with 'Weather is good' and end with 'Wish you were here.' What is beyond the words of greetings? Perhaps fascinating stories about places never visited before, or perhaps just someone saying 'I am here'.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Visual Communication Design, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
  • Experience

  • Freelance illustrator and designer (clients: Tate Enterprise Ltd, Hansol Children's Museum, Hansol Education Caucaso Films)
  • Exhibitions

  • V&A; Poster Symposium, Sackler Centre, V&A; , London, 2013; Screening at Pictoplasma Berlin Festival, Babylon, Berlin, 2012; Re-solutions, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2012; Image, Literature, Design and Adaptation, Illustration, Courtyard Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Student Illustrator, V&A; Illustration Awards, 2013; Winner, Animation, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2011; Winner, Student Animation, Art Directors Club, 2011
  • Publications

  • :output 14, Florian Pfeffer, Friederike Pfeffer, :output foundation, 2011; In Perspective 1 & 2, Chris Ro, Yunim Kim, A Few Warm Stones Vol. 1-2, The Better Days Institute, 2010-11; Re-make Project, Anna Lee, Magazine G Colon, G Colon, 2011