Tuesday, 28 February 2012


The topic I looked into was ‘the void’ and how it can be explored as a concept in narrative. This is an interesting area of research for me as through my degree I have been creating my own worlds where limitless possibilities can exist. Through my research I have established these limitless possibilities is the definition of 'the void'. My aim was firstly to understand what ‘the void’ is and what it means, with particular attention to how it is used within narrative. The methods I used to further my knowledge was through researching into the theory of 'the void' and also of 'the uncanny'. I then actively used this research to help me progress my ideas within a illustrated story, continuing on from my second year research project. This project was titled ‘Thee Voyage of the Stultifera Navis’ with a focus on the life of it’s captain Edward Magpie who wrote his diary about the adventure that he went on with crew to find enlightenment.
The key theorists I looked at was Bachelard's Poetics of Space (1994) to explore the void and Royle's The Uncanny: An Introduction (2003). The results and conclusion I made is that the void is limitless possibilities and can be used in a vast amount of ways within narrative. Through my artefact and the narrative I created, I believe I was able to fill the void.

No comments:

Post a Comment