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Missing People Newspaper

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Design Collection
Object Type: Print
Artist/Maker: Kerr, Emma
Date: 2012
Media/Materials: Newsprint
Dimensions: A3
Awards: RGU Textiles and Surface Design Purchase Award
Classification: Design:Textile and Surface Design


Newspaper manufactured online via
Used as a lookbook and includes a collection of interviews.

Artist's Statement:
Absent from society, over 10,000 people go missing' every year in the UK. This statistic is a shocking reality affecting the fabric of society which I call home. Through my work as a designer an opportunity arises, and an obligation is felt, to raise awareness. Secondhand garments have left their owner's lives for many different reasons and porrtray a sense of identity and ownership which echoes fronm the past to the present. Conducting interviews with the public, community workers and families of misssing gave a depth of understanding which is incorporated into the work and reflects a strong message and comment on society. Combining print and subtle textures directly with the garments delivers a compelling message and meaning, ranging from isolation to hope. By using laser cut techniques an echo of the once present owner is created. This separation of owner and identity strengthens a sense of self which can be visualised.
2012 Degree Show Purchase Prize Newspaper made online (at used as a 'lookbook ' and collection of interviews (research)

Object Number: ABDRG2012.51.1

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