A core theme of Bethan Elford’s work exists around the notion of space, more specifically the politics of a space. The work is often underpinned by a suspicion and questioning of authority. An aim of her work is to expose the manipulation of language and bring to the fore hidden agendas or ideologies. Repurposing content from the mainstream media allows her to subvert existing narratives and challenge representations. Often, satirical in tone, Bethan is not intentionally overtly provocative in a form of protest, but instead in an attempt to get the viewer to reconsider or re-examine the idea central to the work.
Image 1: Open Border, 2016
Image 2: Think Outside This Space, 2016
Image 3: Castle (Home Series), 2017
Image 4: Pretty Bubbles in the Air, 2016
Image 5: Home Game (The Result), 2017