Gaze - Exhibition

Gaze - Exhibition A new and exciting installation based on the representation of women in Hollywood films throughout the last century.

10/07/2021

ENGLAND DOESN’T START TILL 8!!

So, start your day off with a BANG and see our exhibition taking place at Bournemouth University.
Today’s reception was fantastic and we’d appreciate anyone popping over to see it before we close for good at 5pm!

PG25 Poole House
Tickets on door
(Merch to be sold)

Working on something exciting!!
04/07/2021

Working on something exciting!!

For Morgan’s mini installation, she focussed on five of the ten films chosen for the main installation, and created a sm...
29/06/2021

For Morgan’s mini installation, she focussed on five of the ten films chosen for the main installation, and created a small exhibition in her home. When she was creating these designs, she took inspiration from film posters and focused on a particular prop or symbol to connote the films premise.

You will be able to see these boards for yourself at the installation on 10th & 11th July!

Tickets are now on sale!!!!https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gaze-exhibition-tickets-161115423569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbcl...
25/06/2021

Tickets are now on sale!!!!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gaze-exhibition-tickets-161115423569?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR286WNX0ZgVuqVjn5QeQq-CWgKvdGPjR0VE-W3w0gAZ1Y1Ehg-c7QVag3o

We're so looking forward to welcoming you to our amazing event and the team has worked so hard to make it as fantastic as possible under what has...let's be honest, been a difficult year!

Due to the pandemic, we are only allotting 10 tickets per hour slot so please bare this in mind when booking. Our early bird tickets will be available to purchase from now until the 1st July. After this date, general admission prices will apply.

Have fun and see you there!

Best,

Gaze Team

An exciting new exhibition coming to Bournemouth, shows how Costume and Set Design is portrayed through female representation in Hollywood

Here is something from our other designer, Ruby:When re-imagining these iconic costumes, I started by examining the char...
25/06/2021

Here is something from our other designer, Ruby:

When re-imagining these iconic costumes, I started by examining the characters. I believe that where female characters are objectified on screen, it is usually a reflection of the of the script having been written from a male perspective. Wary of this, I have tried to represent these women as the heroes of their own stories, not defined by their relationship to male protagonists.
I began taking away elements of their characters which felt forced or not genuine, and focusing on what was integral to their identity. With Caroline in Sixteen Candles (Hughes, 1984) I knew I wanted to steer away from her original barbie-doll look, in favour of something bolder. My Caroline is not to be played, she is a true social climber who can fend for herself in the world.

I was careful to embrace flaws, as ‘perfect’ women can be just as toxic as objectified women. In The Birds (Hitchcock, 1963) Melanie’s faults are integral to the story: The mistreatment of animals is an underlying theme, and the birds begin attacking Melanie after she appears wearing a mink coat and carrying two captive birds. Yet from then on Melanie’s original costume matches the passive, caged lovebirds. As the moral predator in the story, and the protagonist of the film, I decided it was more appropriate that Melanie reflected an eagle, a ruthless bird of prey, yet admired and associated with patriotism),

Often in cinematic representations, femininity is equated with fragility, and masculinity with strength. When re-designing Wonder Woman (Jenkins, 2016) I was inspired by Diana’s namesake: the Roman Goddess of hunting, fertility and the moon. Fearsome and feminine at the same time. In response to this, I wanted to show Wonder Woman unafraid of her own sexuality, in a costume which accentuated her female body as a powerful and strong. Rather than modify or exaggerate the body to meet any conventions, I tried to simply draw attention to it in an accepting and proud way.
Inclusivity is part of positive female representation in film, and I tried to offer a more diverse and body-positive casting when drawing my versions of the characters.

Here is someone from one of our designers, Camille:Hi! Here are the small explainations for my designs : Sixteen candles...
25/06/2021

Here is someone from one of our designers, Camille:

Hi! Here are the small explainations for my designs :

Sixteen candles :
"I though her dress for the dance made her look older and that it was a more mature style.
For the alternative design, I looked at teen fashion in the midi 80s and dressed Sam more like a 16 year old. I kept the pink colour that she seem to like, as she is wearing it in a lot of her outfits in the film."

It happened one night:
"In the original film, Peter, who's wearing a suit, is unsuccessful at hitchiking; while Ellie shows off her legs and gets a car to stop immediatly. With those new costumes they are both wearing skirts to show off their legs for a more efficient hitchiking! "
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Here is some experimental special effects makeup done by our very own co-art director Anya King in preparation for the i...
23/06/2021

Here is some experimental special effects makeup done by our very own co-art director Anya King in preparation for the installation!

Sixteen Candles:

We wanted to use this opportunity to show that words can be painful, and so we wanted to create the effect that the words were etched into her skin. We chose a quote from the film that her brother mocked her for regarding her body image. We aim to achieve a more realistic special effects look for the installation, so WATCH THIS SPACE 👀🤩

WE HAVE A DATE AND A LOCATION!!!! See you soon!!
20/06/2021

WE HAVE A DATE AND A LOCATION!!!! See you soon!!

Exciting updates coming soon your way!!
17/06/2021

Exciting updates coming soon your way!!

10/05/2021

Here we go...

Exciting Announcement! We're proud to announce our recent collaboration with Women X Film Festival. We sat down with the...
10/05/2021

Exciting Announcement! We're proud to announce our recent collaboration with Women X Film Festival. We sat down with the founder, Caris Rianne to talk about all things women in Hollywood Cinema! Don't miss it! 3pm exclusively on Facebook

Our art director Morgan has started reading ‘Women vs Hollywood’ by Helen O’Hara in preparation for the installation. He...
27/04/2021

Our art director Morgan has started reading ‘Women vs Hollywood’ by Helen O’Hara in preparation for the installation. Here is a brief synopsis if anyone is interested!

Hollywood was born just over a century ago, at a time of huge forward motion for women's rights, yet it came to embody the same old sexist standards. Women found themselves fighting a system that feeds on their talent, creativity and beauty but refuses to pay them the same respect as their male contemporaries - until now...
The tide has finally begun to turn. A new generation of women, both in front of and behind the camera, are making waves in the industry and are now shaping some of the biggest films to hit our screens. There is plenty of work still needed before we can even come close to gender equality in film - but we're finally headed in the right direction.

Check us out on Welsh Radio by clicking on the link below. It tells you a little bit about what we’re doing and how you ...
17/04/2021

Check us out on Welsh Radio by clicking on the link below. It tells you a little bit about what we’re doing and how you can get involved....Next week Scottish Radio 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿?!!

https://m.mixcloud.com/ConnorMorgans/wake-up-to-the-weekend-with-connor-morgans-17421/

7-8am Saturday & Sunday Wake Up to the Weekend with Connor Morgans on Radio Cardiff - radiocardiff.org/?p=234 Wake up your weekends with Connor Morgans! Stay up to date with the best new music and crazy stories to put a smile on your weekend morning face... Listen to my play...

An interesting read:https://tuftsdaily.com/arts/2021/03/31/hollywood-cant-break-the-male-gaze/
14/04/2021

An interesting read:

https://tuftsdaily.com/arts/2021/03/31/hollywood-cant-break-the-male-gaze/

The “male gaze” is a term that was first used in the context of cinema by feminist thinker Laura Mulvey to describe the depiction of women in media as seen through a heterosexual male lens. Film has often relegated female characters to mere side pieces or love interests for leading men — the w...

Happy Easter everyone! Our Countdown to the exhibition has begun, so don’t forget to donate to our crowdfunder for all o...
04/04/2021

Happy Easter everyone! Our Countdown to the exhibition has begun, so don’t forget to donate to our crowdfunder for all our amazing reward packages!!

(See the link on our page)

Some great films to choose from here!!

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210330-ten-films-to-watch-in-april

Nicholas Barber chooses 10 of the best films coming out next month, including the latest Tom Clancy thriller, a Melissa McCarthy superhero parody and a 'psychedelic sci-fi'.

Hi, I’m Jacob and I’m the Production Manager for GAZE. I’m a filmmaker studying at BU currently on a gap year. I wanted ...
26/03/2021

Hi, I’m Jacob and I’m the Production Manager for GAZE. I’m a filmmaker studying at BU currently on a gap year. I wanted to get involved in Gaze as soon as I heard about the project and we’ve been putting in the work trying to get things up and running and I’m so excited to show you what Anya and Morgan have been working on. Other than that, this is a conversation that needs to be had and I hope this raises light on some of the darkest periods in Hollywood cinema.

Hi, my name is Spoorthy and I’m doing my masters in producing film and television at BU. I handle the Instagram account ...
25/03/2021

Hi, my name is Spoorthy and I’m doing my masters in producing film and television at BU. I handle the Instagram account for GAZE and I am stoked to be part of this project. I am very passionate about storytelling and women’s empowerment. It is important to have positive and accurate representation. I hope everyone enjoys this exhibition and gets to learn from their experience. See you soon!

Sometimes, films and TV shows aren’t as clear cut as a filmmakers/video creators/collaborators depict. We all want to cr...
22/03/2021

Sometimes, films and TV shows aren’t as clear cut as a filmmakers/video creators/collaborators depict.

We all want to create social change through our content, but some issues continue to take place despite our efforts to limit them. Domestic abuse, sexual harassment and sexism are words which are thrown around in the last few years to try and promote this change, but sometimes we forget the individual stories that these words derive from.

I May Destroy You written by Michaela Coel doesn’t bash or look to scaremonger, but simply tells the story of real life situations and gets to the crux of why we’re all so bloody angry!

Take a look at this article, I’m sure it provides a great read...

https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/irish-examiner-weekend/20200815/282565905501772

An exciting new development took place as the Oscars broke the glass ceiling to invite two new female Directors into the...
16/03/2021

An exciting new development took place as the Oscars broke the glass ceiling to invite two new female Directors into the Best Director category! Get in!

We’re working really hard behind the scenes to do our part to represent all that is women in film. If you would like to donate, please feel free by clicking the link and gaining access to some of our amazing gifts and rewards:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gazexhibition

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/mar/15/oscars-2021-two-female-directors-and-nine-non-white-actors-nominated-in-historic-year

Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell up for best director but Mank leads nominations scorecard, with 10

Hi, my name is Chloe and I am going to be filming and editing the content for Gaze. I am really excited to be a part of ...
11/03/2021

Hi, my name is Chloe and I am going to be filming and editing the content for Gaze. I am really excited to be a part of this project as it focuses on the portrayal of women in film throughout history, and this is something I am already passionate about, so to be involved with this project alongside these talented women is an incredible opportunity. I will be able to capture all of the hard work the team have put in. This will include a documentary of the installation coming together, the days the exhibition is running and everything in-between! I can’t wait for everyone to see this amazing project and I am so excited to be a part of it.

Hi! I’m Ruby, and I am a final year costume student at AUB, specialising in costume design for film and theatre. My pass...
10/03/2021

Hi! I’m Ruby, and I am a final year costume student at AUB, specialising in costume design for film and theatre. My passion lies in visual storytelling and creating characters through costume.
I have previously worked with BU and AUB’s Performing Arts Society, Bournemouth Film School, and on Jacob Trup’s short film What We’d Like From You, 2019.
I am really excited to be a part of this project exploring female representation in film. As a woman seeking self-representation, I have not always found it in the female characters portrayed on screen, and as a costume designer I feel a responsibility to create positive images for the under-represented.
For this installation I will be working with Anya and our amazing team of costumiers to re-imagine a contemporary take on some iconic female costumes from films. I will be creating some brand-new design illustrations with the aim of raising questions about the costume choices of these films.

Hi I am Grace, I’ll be working as part of the costume team as the costume supervisor.I am studying costume supervision a...
10/03/2021

Hi I am Grace,
I’ll be working as part of the costume team as the costume supervisor.
I am studying costume supervision at AUB. I have done lots of theatre productions before and I am excited about working through an installation as it’s new to me.
I think that the subject matter is very important I grew up watching a lot of these films and many of them inspired my chosen career. I think the portrayal of woman in Hollywood is an incredibly important subject especially at the moment and I believe this project will show this in a dynamic light.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the powerful women in our team!On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achi...
08/03/2021

Let’s take a moment to appreciate all the powerful women in our team!
On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements and feats that our brilliant creators have mustered.

Our project is not about raising awareness of key issues of inequality, but about CHANGING the narrative and starting to make things right...and it all starts with GAZE.

We’d love to you be a part of this amazing project.

International Women’s Day:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gazexhibition

We are so proud to announce that our exhibition will take place this early summer! But to make this the best we can, we need YOUR help.

The Gaze Team is working diligently to get our exhibition tip-toperoo...but we’re gonna need your donations.

If you’re wondering where your kind donations are going, we’re happy to let you know by visiting our donation link below for more details.

But why just donate? The generous donations don’t just come with satisfaction of aiding our exciting project, but in fact allow you access to exclusive content, personalised gifts and amazing reward packages. Just clink the link!

Bored in lockdown? Donate to Gaze!
Looking to contribute to an amazing cause? Donate to Gaze!
Fancy a new Tote bag?
DONATE TO GAZE!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gazexhibition ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Hiya! My name is Nazine and I’m a costume designer and maker! I love to create unusual designs and bring them to life th...
07/03/2021

Hiya! My name is Nazine and I’m a costume designer and maker! I love to create unusual designs and bring them to life through costuming for film and theatre. I am very excited to be working on costumes for ‘Gaze’.

Hi, my name is Emily and I am going to assisting on this project as one of the set dressers! What excites me about this ...
07/03/2021

Hi, my name is Emily and I am going to assisting on this project as one of the set dressers! What excites me about this project is that brings to light an important topic through innovative means, and as a women with an interest in the film industry this really resonated with me. I have always enjoyed taking part in and expressing myself creatively, and hope that I can bring some of my own creative experience to the project. I am looking forward to working with a great group of people to make something powerful!

Hi ! I am Camille Bourasseau, I am studying Costume design in AUB and I will be working on the costumes for  Gaze.  This...
07/03/2021

Hi ! I am Camille Bourasseau, I am studying Costume design in AUB and I will be working on the costumes for Gaze. This project will be my first time working on an installation, as opposed to a film or a play, and I am really excited about this new experience. What I like most about this installation is that it will take you to various time period, so it's a great opportunity from a costume point of view to create for each era. I am also interested in this project for the discussion it will create about the portrayal of women in films.

I’m Dominic, I’m a set dresser for Gaze, I’m a second year film student at BU who has an interest in production design. ...
06/03/2021

I’m Dominic, I’m a set dresser for Gaze, I’m a second year film student at BU who has an interest in production design. I joined the project to get hands on experience for the future as well as having interest in the unique idea of the project.

International Women’s Day:We are so proud to announce that our exhibition will take place this early summer! But to make...
04/03/2021

International Women’s Day:

We are so proud to announce that our exhibition will take place this early summer! But to make this the best we can, we need YOUR help.

The Gaze Team is working diligently to get our exhibition tip-toperoo... but we’re gonna need your donations.

If you’re wondering where your kind donations are going, we’re happy to let you know by visiting our donation link below for more details.
But why just donate? The generous donations don’t just come with satisfaction of aiding our exciting project, but in fact allow you access to exclusive content, personalised gifts and amazing reward packages. Just clink the link!

Bored in lockdown? Donate to Gaze!
Looking to contribute to an amazing cause? Donate to Gaze!
Fancy a new Tote bag?
DONATE TO GAZE!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gazexhibition

A new and exciting installation based on the representation of women in Hollywood films throughout the last century.

How has everyone been??!We understand that the last few weeks have been tough on everyone but finally we have some good ...
24/02/2021

How has everyone been??!

We understand that the last few weeks have been tough on everyone but finally we have some good news!

Following Mr Johnson’s road map out of Lockdown, we can confirm that the Gaze Exhibition WILL be going ahead and we can’t wait to introduce you to what we’ve been working on!

Up next...Charlotte - Costume InterpreterMy names Charlotte, I’m a third year costume interpreter aiming to recreate a c...
09/02/2021

Up next...

Charlotte - Costume Interpreter

My names Charlotte, I’m a third year costume interpreter aiming to recreate a costume from an iconic female role in film. I aim to focus on broadening my skill set and learning new techniques to perfectly recreate and interpret my given design.

We can’t wait to have you on the team!

04/02/2021
Up next...Josh - Set DresserI'm Josh and my role in this film is Set Dresser. I'm still working out my desired speciali...
02/02/2021

Up next...

Josh - Set Dresser

I'm Josh and my role in this film is Set Dresser. I'm still working out my desired speciality for the future so I’m trying my luck at set design. I want to get key experience from this project, working hands on with projects is the best way to learn and get experience for the future. I'm hoping to get all of this on the production and learn more about the filmmaking process at the same time. It’s an important subject we’re covering so I’m especially excited to get involved.

Let’s introduce you to the team! Annie- Costume Dept.Hi, I’m Annie and I’m working as part of the costume department on ...
01/02/2021

Let’s introduce you to the team!

Annie- Costume Dept.

Hi, I’m Annie and I’m working as part of the costume department on Gaze.
I am a costume and performance design student at AUB specialising in costume design for film. I also have experience in making costumes, particularly period pieces.
Gaze is an amazing project with such a strong and meaningful message that I am so lucky to be a part of. I am very excited to be working on this project and hope that you all enjoy what we create!

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