Controlled fear through narrative
UAL: Central Saint Martins | 2019
Duration: 3 months
Size: 16cm x 25cm x 1cm
Tools: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Screen printing
Is a controlled entomophobia through narrative possible?
| Background |
Fear is a thrilling emotion that has an interesting reaction from people. Cold sweat, tensing, shuddering, tears, etc. These are reactions towards a subject brought out that are catered to specific individuals. 'Entomophobia' is a project to bring out the emotion of fear in order to experience a shared sentiment for the group of people that have read the narrative.
| Photoshop |
Would an insect appear more terrifying if they are combined with limbs of various insects? Frankeninsect is an experimentation using photoshop, sewing three to four different insects to create a new insect chimera.
| Illustration |
During the 1960s-2000s there were a number of movies focusing on insects such as Mothra(1961), Mimic(1997), Spider Panic(2002), all antagonising insects. The illustrations below are taking inspiration from these movies
| Creating a Narrative |
Fear cannot be brought through a single image. It is key to create a narrative that creates dimension to the visual which stirs fear slowly but surely.