Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Caoimhe Laverty 

BA [Hons] Art

My studio practice involves creating original video works on the concept of "overthinking". These video works are created to visually portray a person/ people being physically present yet mentally elsewhere. The atmosphere of these artworks are to make the viewer feel unsettled as there is a sense of chaos and anxiety.

Project Description

My work is based around mental health issues and in this case I deal with the concept of overthinking, where I visually capture a person/people whom are trapped inside their mind. The audio of the piece is the main focal point as it draws the viewer into the mind of each character. I deliberately create my videos using the black-and-white medium to create a moody and unsettling atmosphere.

Thesis Title: The world is naturally viewed in colour, however there are those who perceive a greater sense of colour through black-and-white images.

My thesis explores how the black-and-white and colour mediums of contemporary artworks, photographs, installation art and film works evoke emotional responses within the viewer.