University of Sussex: BA Media Practice
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After That

After That

Yili Wang

As a photographic work focusing on the victims of sexual crimes, ‘After That’ is different from most similar works. It mainly focuses on the emotional situation of victims after they have suffered from sexual crimes. Due to the sensitivity of sex crimes, people focus on the characteristics of the victims themselves rather than the crime itself when talking about sex crimes. Coupled with the media’s misguidance of the audience, many victims fall into the torture of self-criticism.

Through the blurring of the image, this work depicts a depressed atmosphere, allowing viewers to experience an immersive feeling while viewing this work. Inspired by Gerald Slota’s ‘Home Sweet Home’, the photographer’s work does not use iconic shapes or explicit allusions to the subject, but hopes that the role of the audience can be transformed from an observer to a participator. By leaving more imagination space for the audience, viewers can bring their own thoughts and feelings into her works. Rather than telling the story for the audience, this group of works is made up of images, words and viewers..