Episode 4: Aneurin Hughes
The Visceral Visual: How The Imagery of Horror Generates Meanings Across Mediums
This episode features a conversation with Aneurin Hughes, a final year student on the BA (Hons) Illustration course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about his final year research which explores the way in which the imagery of horror generates meanings across mediums with a particular focus on John Carpenter’s The Thing and the Japanese horror manga Uzumaki.
In conversation with Aneurin are Dr Martyn Woodward, Associate Dean: Student Engagement, and his dissertation supervisor Cath Davies, Lecturer in Constellation.
If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:
- Hurley, K (1996), The Gothic Body : Sexuality, Materialism, and Degeneration at the Fin de Siècle, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Kristeva, J. (2010) Powers of Horror: an essay on abjection. New York, Ny: Columbia Univ. Press.
- McCloud, S. (1994). Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. Ny Harpercollins Publishers.
- Rob Bottin on Norris spider-head from “The Thing” (1982): Click Here
- Rob Bottin’s Special Effects Work On “The Thing”: Click Here
You can view some examples of Aneurin’s own work below (click to view full screen):