Being Human is subjective. What does it mean to be human? How do we know we are human? Over the last four weeks, I have attempted to analyse what it means to be human. Specifically, focusing on childhood nostalgia as a form of escapism as a method of coping with or avoiding the realities of Covid-19, lockdown and government restrictions such as not being able to go into to grandparents’ house to visit them or see friends without having to follow the social distancing guidelines etc. I explored this narrative by combining fashion with sculpture to re-create my childhood teddy bear and my relationship with it by stuffing two old jumpers and trying to personify them by giving them names, a backstory, photographing them doing everyday things e.g., reading a book, watching tv and going to the park. I also wanted to explore the relationship further by using old garments to create a 3D collage/instillation by joining them together using pink yarn to symbolise the relationship between them and how this can affect the silhouette of the garments and the way they’re worn and interact with the human body.
Experience:Being HUMAN 2020/21
Archive:Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow