Blue Babies + Return to Mother

By Lucy Hilton


Blue Babies

I see a generation of



Weakened and dreaming

And seasick

from unrelenting undulation,

Caught between destruction and distraction.

Conditioned by the screen

and watched over by machines

of loving grace.

Connected but never seeing.

Never Being.

Swimming in dubious data pools,

Transmedia, transcending.

Their new age appetite

demanding instant enlightenment.

Too bored and blundering to boycott

Apple is their Clairvoyant

Demonstrating the presence of spirits in the room.

Notable charlatans.

Ringing bells, levitating objects, performing the rites of passage

Coming of age in the technological rocket ship

and moving freely through unutterable margins


Infiltrating the co-operations,

Sidestepping the protocol.

Power to the hijacker,



Happy slapper.

The twinkle of his phantom eye

Stills behind their webcams.

No where is unseen

Though the pilgrim screams.

He can’t escape

the omnipresent

Heaven sent

Turtle necked

Absent Father we always dreamt of.

You must draw the line

There comes a point

Between truth seeking and obsession.

Answers can lead to utopia

or hysteria.

So make a choice

to live

In permeable membranes,

spindly fringes of the hive

Work a nine to five

Or reach the limits of what you can cognize.

How can the artist survive?

Eccentrics receive only a free bus pass in this culture

Aloof and exempt

Mercurial vultures.

Over saturated and shattered

By broken promises of salvation

And arts council cuts due to inflation

The pool of inner peace,

Your true nature is a

Watery end.

The future is transcendence.




Return to mother

When comes the day to fade away,

When this life in Babylon is done,

Don’t fear decay, you couldn’t possibly stay

Mother will reunite us to the One.

We’re so out of whack

we can’t see that

This earth’s just another sack

And vaginas are portholes to other astral planes.

Or as Freud explains

a black hole to the unknown.

Before I was born I was


When we sleep we return back

And recharge in the black.

And in the dreams of the unmanifested

These babies know exactly which path they’re choosing

Which passage to slide towards grooving

Because the opening appears

as earth rises after thousands of years

over an purple arid desert

Where crowds are waiting for the concert.

The horizon beyond words massive

And coldly arid

Crazy alive yet static.

And moody blue cyclones

Dance across Davy Jones

Falling out great clouds of glitter sand

Pointing to the promised land.

Its time for the birthing,

The unmoved mover is surfing.

Singing ancient charms

Sliding over waving arms

Exulted and paraded

Worshiped and elated.

Like canals scattered with leaves

pushed by the breeze

Its time to believe

Time for the big squeeze.

Blast off and touch down in another level, the journey so long and traumatic we forgot it all and are wiped clean

Wrung out

Compressed and asphyxiated

And spat out

Onto the shores of a new world.



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Anticipation Zine

By Harry Shaw, Katie Inglis, Thalia Spyridou, Jason Dungan, Bella Bennett and Katie Bligh

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Jason Dungan, a visiting tutor for fine art got together a small group of 2nd and 3rd years who are interested in publications, and we created this exhibition that is site specific to smart phones called Anticipation. That can be viewed only by scanning the QR code and I was wondering if it would be possible to submit this for the upcoming issue of BUMF.

The artists involved are (myself) Harry Shaw, Katie Inglis, Thalia Spyridou, Jason Dungan, Bella Bennett and Katie Bligh.’

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Barista Installation

By Adam Popli

Barista installation complies 546 canisters hung in a formation. To add to the visual aesthetic, I’ve projected on to the piece as the canisters reflect light very well acting like a screen.
This installation explores the issue of consumption and waste, which is prevalent in todays society.
Music credit Stwo :

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sophie Charnley is a Level 6 BA (Hons) Graphic Design student at Arts University Bournemouth, but she’s also passionate about illustration!

This artwork is a complicated pattern illustration, highlighting the complexity of autism. Inspired by the character “Christopher” who suffers from Asperger syndrome. The book is called “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. Christopher enjoys patterns, numbers and is terrified of crowds of people.

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Showcasing Rebecca Tate

Photography: Rebecca Elizabeth Tate
Model: Sarah Bell @ Tyne Tees Models

Rebecca Elizabeth Tate is a second year BA Commercial Photography student at Arts University Bournemouth.

I wanted to create simple, relaxed portraits which showcased Sarah’s natural beauty and uniqueness. I used natural light and shot in a housing estate in Newcastle Upon Tyne. I decided to style this my self with the use of a simple casual wardrobe, this was to ensure the attention was on Sarah. I get inspired by the models I use and try to bring our their unique personality in my photographs.




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Miniature Landscapes

The subject of this unit of work is ‘Realism’, in particular I looked in to issues with reality, when the realities within photographs are false but are commonly perceived as real. As a result of this exploration I decided to create images with false realities that I constructed through digital manipulation. These images are entitled ‘Miniature Landscapes’. They depict realities where man made constructions such as buildings, cable cars’ and boats, as well as man itself has been scaled down to a ‘miniature’ size.

By Chloe Parkes

By Chloe Parkes


Uncle Ryan

Uncle Ryan is a documentary about Ryan Hennessy who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1991. Schizophrenic as a consequence of long-term drug abuse, Ryan recounts through storytelling, his experiences and premonitions. Recorded in his home, the work provides a frank insight into his life and his perception of reality.

Watch Holly Hennessy’s showreel here.


Showcasing Megan Hood

Megan Hood is a 3rd year BA Photography student at Arts University Bournemouth.

Megan works with the theme of camera less photography, exploring different techniques within the darkroom to create self reflexive images of the aesthetics the machine can create. Her work shows the abilities of the apparatus being the creator of the work and the artist simply being the manipulator.

Current works in progress