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Imaginary Friend

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  • Medium:

    Film with stop frame animation, painting, making and design

  • Artist:

    Film still from 'Imaginary Friend' by Eva Sykes showing a model of a girl and a dark reflection of a face

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    Film still from 'Imaginary Friend' by Eva Sykes showing a model of a girl and a dark reflection of a face

    “A young girl looks in the mirror and there is an evil version looking back. She drags her into the mirror, into the bad side. When I was little I had an imaginary friend, she used to be nasty and give me ideas. It is based on that! Strange is being different to everyone else, thinking outside of the box and not being afraid to try out new things.”
    (Eva Sykes)

    Eva spent weeks creating her set and models. She watched clips from Blood of a Poet by Jean Cocteau which seems to have inspired her process and thinking.
    (Jude Thomas, Tyneside Cinema)

  • Age:

    14

  • Submitted by:

    Jude Thomas, Learning and Participation Programme Producer, Tyneside Cinema

“A young girl looks in the mirror and there is an evil version looking back. She drags her into the mirror, into the bad side. When I was little I had an imaginary friend, she used to be nasty and give me ideas. It is based on that! Strange is being different to everyone else, thinking outside of the box and not being afraid to try out new things.”
(Eva Sykes)

Eva spent weeks creating her set and models. She watched clips from Blood of a Poet by Jean Cocteau which seems to have inspired her process and thinking.
(Jude Thomas, Tyneside Cinema)