Visual Communication – Experimental Communication (MA)

Agnes Jarek

Contact

agnies.jarek@gmail.com

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Degree Details

School of Communication

DICE

I am a survivor of a toxic relationship. I wasted most of my first year on it but I managed to escape with help of Student Support and my parents.
When I started working at this project I was wondering what I can compare the feeling of being in a toxic relationship. Something that is unpredictable because you never know what is going to happen next.
If it is going to be bad or worse. Or maybe they will bring you flowers.
I think abuse relationship can be compared to the dice game. It is uncertain.
There is no way to know what is coming.

So I made an ABUSE SIMULATION.

I used video clips from various classic films and music by amazing Lingua Ignota (https://linguaignota.bandcamp.com/)

Medium:

Size:

Abuse
Black and White
Collage
domestic
Film
notyourfault
Video
violence

baking

Lovely domestic situation.
The kitchen smells like freshly baked biscuits.
Lined with an unsettling feeling.
I also used my alter ego to tell the story.

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I conducted interviews with survivors of domestic violence and toxic relationship.
I realised that all stories are similar.
I started to wonder how many people must have similar experiences out there.
That is why I banners on the street of London would be an excellent way to share awareness
And let victims of abuse know _
#itsnotyourfualt

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I really hope you've enjoyed my work.
Because I've been through it and I tried to be as honest as possible.
I spend this year sharing my story, talking to people, explaining.
It's been like a reality show really...
You might wonder why I've chosen this particular aesthetic.
Most of the websites and flayers about domestic violence are pastel and nice.
Domestic violence does not have pastel colours.
It is dark and painful.
And besides... punks and goths can be victims of domestic abuse too.
Just remember_
#notyourfault
If you have any questions, please contact me
I am more than happy to chat about anything and everything.

Love,
Agnes
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