Maoliosa McKenna

Maoliosa McKenna


My work explores the concept of home, through a sinister lens. Inspired by horror films, photography and my own experiences, my work aims to depict the uneasiness of being confined indoors. Home, a place associated with security and comfort, becoming a prison of the mind and its environment. I’m interested in capturing the unnerving feeling of being watched when you’re alone. Using the mediums of photography, performance and film, my work is about assimilating the grey area of sleep paralysis, nightmares and reality. Is the subject falling into a dream or is there something more malevolent at play? The concept surrounding my images is based on my own childhood trauma after years of watching age-inappropriate films and reoccurring nightmares that still haunt me to this day.


Course: fine art

Year: 2022

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