Andi-Marie Davies

Censorship Through Time – Once Upon a Time didn’t always end with a Happy Ever After.

Within this unit of Critical Research and Practice, my main focus has been on how the adaptation and censorship of folklore and fairy tales has changed throughout the years. I’ve used experimentation in different mediums such as cyanotype, photoshop as well as stencils, inks and paints. In order to create imagery that enable the audience to recognise and be made aware of the extent that the ever changing censorship has had on our memorable childhood stories. Researching authors from the likes of Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Anderson, who all wrote and published successful fairy tales that was for a child based audience have now long been forgotten and overtaken by modern day sanitised animation.