social alchemy

“the hardships of success and establishing oneself in working class society.”

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Kirstie Banks

Social Alchemy is a GIF based collage series that takes the concept of alchemic transformation and applies it to a social-based perspective. Referencing themes of childhood and aspirations, the collages represent the hardships of success and establishing oneself in working class society and how our aspirations are conditioned by factors such as status, wealth and politics. Whilst as children, we are encouraged to dream big an aim high, as adults we are encouraged to re-assess these aspirations and lower them in order to conform to our cultural constraints. 

 
 
 
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