Julie Cassels's uses the photographic image as her medium, the AA2A residency has enabled her to concentrate on the three dimensional aspect of her work in the form of digitally reconstructed objects.
'Someone Else's Things', the latest series of work, considers the replication of an object and the relevance of its source. Drawn to rare or, potentially, obsolete 'found objects', she digitally reconstructs them; their associations consider the past, the future and possession.
The main body of work carried out during the residency was a 'virtual' restoration project. A rare 17th Century bodice was digitally restored and then recreated using digitally printed fabric. The Whatcombe Bodice project is on show at the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester.
Someone Else's Things Series, 18th Century Shield Shape Pocket Purse, 2012 Reconstructed object, digitally printed fabric, 23 x 25.5 x 5.5 cm Images credit to Deborah Burke www.antiquedress.com