Oscar Wharton (He/Him)
Smile You’re on Camera (Stills)
A series of images exploring issues of surveillance capitalism created through collaboration with Jess Wishart. I drew on the work of Dr Shoshana Zuboff, who argues that capitalism has always functioned in the same way: Taking things that are not part of the marketplace and commodifying them. Whether this be a forest, the side of a mountain or in the case of ‘surveillance capitalism’ the private human experience. This is typically an invisible problem, my work visualises what it could look like if we were able to see the tools used to monitor us.
Smile You’re on Camera (Interactive Experience)
Continuing from my earlier work creating still images, I created an immersive experience using Blender and Unity that allows the user to explore the surveilled home in real time.
Film Poster Project
The film I was tasked to design a poster for was extremely abstract. ‘Tenemos’ by Nina Danino has essentially no narrative, instead it is much more about creating an atmosphere and describing a sense of place. The film features themes of Christianity and much of the film was shot in places where The Virgin Mary has supposedly had appearances. The film is very nature orientated with much of the film set in forests. One of the only bits of dialogue in the film describes someone waiting underneath a tree, describing the branches of the tree as ‘Very Thorny’. Because of these two dominant concepts in the film I decided that a crown of thorns would be a suitable motif to use for the poster that could encapsulate both of these broad themes. I created a 3D rendered type that mirrored the image before screen printing a set of around 20 posters.