Thomas Cass Media Artist
What dangerous ideas has society normalised in us? and how are we unknowingly perpetuating these threatening axioms? Questions I’m always asking. Be they economic, environmental or social I am always trying to get people to re-examine ideas, narratives and axioms that are destructive and help them get past them.
I make Moving image, still image and sound. I work in a two step process, take dangerous ideas that most find normal, then warp them to help show the problems I see with it. These ideas can be shifted towards comedic or towards the horrific.
I have just completed my Digital Media Production degree at Plymouth College of Art.
The most important lessons I have learned at Plymouth College of Art are to not be afraid of making bold statements with my work even when working for a client, to learn and think critically about the context with my work will enter into be it thematically or technically before I put it there and the importance of learning new technical skills to add to my toolbox as each allows me to either solve an unexpected problem or help convey my ideas better.
I have worked on an array of live briefs and exhibitions
For the Illuminate festival in 2018 I created “LSD Warp” projection-mapped video art installation displayed on a clocktower, “Vision + Space” and “Re-Public” exhibitions for which I produced a virtual reality experience and projection-mapped installation respectively. I have also been involved with numerous short films for clients
I was underwater cinematographer for “The Storm” a short film for the Mayflower 400,
edited “Bad Dog” a short film for Thespis Project, Produced archive films SWFTA of the Box and a TV pilot for the “Jack and his Brother” youtube channel.
Re-Public, Plymouth College of Art
Illuminate Light Festival, Royal William yard
Vision + Space, Plymouth College of Art