Heather Birch

BA (Hons)

I have explored the concept of Dérive: a french word which translates to  mean ‘Drift’, Which exists as an experimental and transitory experience where one encounters their surroundings and challenges the everyday normality of urban living. This situationist approach denounces the mundane and linear involvement that we as humans have with our surroundings, and how it influences our course of actions, freeing ones self of predispositions and regular behaviour. Within my images I have tried to recreate the experience and emotions felt when I have challenged myself to Dérive through urban landscapes, the process of drifting along urban corridors, creates a whole new perspective on the conventions we devise and the natural paths we mentally make that has been influenced by other factors other than our own free will.

Tags: Architecture, Documentary, Environmental, Political, Social, Transient, Urban

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