Student Profile: Alice Tuppen
My research-based artistic practice explores notions of intimacy, identity and communication. Interactive technologies connect video, performance and sculptural artworks in specific locations; navigating through mediated, actual and imagined landscapes. The work assumes a dialogical space, positioning the audience, artist and artworks as both participants and observers, poised somewhere between immersion and a more self-conscious, knowing state. Such embodiments seek to understand individuals’ lived experiences and offer a space for conversation, contemplation and connection. I find the IOCT Masters a nurturing place of dialogue and exchange in which I seek to continue my studies to PhD level. This will support my lecturing roles in Higher Education. My experience is drawn from education at Goldsmiths College, Slade School of Fine Art and in Art Psychotherapy, Drama and Education and also from television production for the BBC, Sky, CNN and Discovery. I am presently Co-Founder and Director of Youniverse Digital producing design for the Publishing, Entertainment and Arts sectors.
Keywords: Storytelling, film, performance, presence, engagement, dialogue, interaction.
Dr Sophy Smith
Institute of Creative Technologies
De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Tel: (+44) 0116 255 1551, ext. 6864
Email: SSmith05 [at] dmu.ac.uk