Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Rebecca Campbell 

BA [Hons] Art

Rebecca Campbell is an artist based in Louth and Dublin, working with a wide range of media. Her most recent project has predominantly involved staged photography and moving image. The main concerns within her work focus around the human life cycle and body. She is particularly interested in the mental and physical changes that take place during the transition from childhood to adulthood. In February 2021, she participated in High Heart, an online exhibition of IADT student work at Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin.

Project Description

Rebecca Campbell’s most recent project is an exploration of the cycle of life, specifically addressing the effects of aging on the human body. Using moving image and staged photography, she examines parts of the human body that are often especially marked by age, focusing on details such as stretch marks or teeth. Her work is inspired by fears and anxieties surrounding aging, which are extremely prevalent in today’s society, but are also deep-rooted. She draws some of her source imagery from fairy tales but she also borrows from the formal language of advertising, which offers the promise of eternal youth. Her work seeks to demonstrate the beauty and importance of aging, by showing how wrinkles on the body can preserve and communicate the experience of living.