DJCAD Motion Graphics – Maria Firmina dos Reis

We invited second year Graphics Design students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design to create a moving image graphic featuring a quote by one of the three writers featured in this year’s Open the Door festival.

In the last three years we’ve been lucky enough to work with students at Further Education and Higher Education institutions around Scotland inviting them to make new work inspired by women writers or activists.

The work they develop is such a treat for us and our audiences, and we’re delighted to share these varied and insightful responses by DJCAD students informed by writers Maria Firmina dos Reis, Jessie Kesson and Wangari Maathai during Open the Door 2020.

My motion graphic follows a scene with women’s faces hidden amongst the scenery. It was based on a quote from one of Maria Firmina Dos Reis’ most famous works titled “Ursula”. I wanted to focus on some of the more positive key themes I found within the quote, namely femininity, regrowth, education, celebration and peacefulness.” – Caitlin McPhee