Low Residency 2014 day 1

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most but not quite all of the students

First day and lots of introductions as people who have only met online meet face to face for the first time. The London based students have been working on curating the Lumen Art Prize exhibition later in March so that took some of our initial focus. This project has helped raised some great issues for the students from the practical considerations of presenting work that uses a range of technology alongside more traditional work. As hoped there has also been a wider debate around important concerns including curatorial narrative for a show, is this a show simply to showcase winners or something to help explore questions, alongside issues like immateriality or time and space and do any themes emerge for a selection like this.

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In the afternoon many students presented recent work which lead to much discussion, debate a funny one liner. One student was talking about their struggle with oil paint in a particular painting and another student who uses oil a lot instantly responded, ‘oil is a bitch’!

We concluded a long first day with a meal together at Course Leader Jonathan’s home.

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Low Residency 2014 intro

MA Fine Art Digital is unique in having students based both in London and online living anywhere in the world.

After 10 years of hugely successful delivery in this unusual way we are now enhancing the model with a ‘Low Residency’ 2 week intensive time in London for all students to attend if they choose.

A ‘Low Residency’ masters in fine art has a long and successful tradition in North America but our offer is a first for the UK.

With a simple and highly effective way of building a ‘community of practice’ for both London and online based students, adding the Low Residency element provides an exciting and challenging strand.

We will blog about the various activities over the next 10 days which will include discussions, tutorials, an interim exhibition, lectures, hacking workshops and a 2 day collaborative making project.

As we start here is some great advice from a recent talk by curator Lucy Day:

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4 graduates selected

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4 MA Fine Art Digital graduates have been selected for the SITE exhibition.

Wendy Anderson, Director of International Development for Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts selected a diverse range of work from graduating students at all 3 colleges following the Graduate School 4 themes of social engagement, identities, technologies and environment.

The 4 graduates are Ben JamesKatrine GranholmKiers McFarlaneYibao Gao

Exhibition open 10am – 4pm, weekdays from 10 – 17 December 2013.

Ben James

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Katrine Granholm

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Kiers McFarlane

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Yibao Gao

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‘Relationship’ installation in Shanghai

Graduate Ann Zeng’s interactive installation ‘Relationship’ has been installed in the Power Station of Art a huge gallery in Shanghai, China. The show is open from 30 November 2013 to 30 March 2014.

Shanghai’s ‘Power Station of Art’

Ann’s interactive art installation uses a series of meal scenarios as metaphors for relationships. The piece is interactive with the projected woman asking the audience to ‘please sit down’. Once someone sits down a virtual meal is projected onto a real plate and a series of dialogues are played out, from the minimal conversation over breakfast, through a gossip filled pizza lunch to an intimate evening meal. As soon as someone gets up from the seat the projected woman starts to cry and with increasing desperation says ‘please don’t leave’.

Ann Zeng – ‘Relationship’ installation from Jonathan Kearney on Vimeo.

Process in Exile exhibition

MA Fine Art Digital graduate Sneja Dobrosavljevic has been selected for a group exhibition ‘Process in Exile’.

You can read Sneja’s blog outlining the detailed research process behind her work called #joinmein50years ‘a fake senior home set in the virtual world of Second Life’.

Chapter 4 6Mbps from Sneja_D on Vimeo.

Other videos from Sneja’s work: http://vimeo.com/sneja/videos

Process in Exile

Presented by Made in Arts London
10 – 20th October 2013
29-31 Oxford Street, London W1D 2DR

‘Process in exile’, presented by Made in Arts London (MiAL), brought together a curated collection of art and design from students and recent graduates of University of the Arts London for an exhibition in the commercial heart of London’s Oxford Street this October.

‘Process in exile’ was curated by UAL Central Saint Martins graduate Rose Pickles and supervised by Independent curator, writer and facilitator Francesca Cavallo.

Works from the exhibition are available to buy on here
UAL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS INCLUDED IN ‘EXILE IN PROCESS’:

Aliki Kylika, Alexandra Wheeler, Beth Lewis-Williams, Bronwen Campbell-Golding, Chloe Greenfield, Conall McAteer, Daniel Challis, Ekta Aggarwal,Esther Ellard, Fanny Santini, Haylea Rush, Hyungjoeng Lim, Liana Bartolzzo, Marlene Huissoud, Mel Cole, Michael George Maris, Robbie Porter, Sharon McElroy, Silje Lovise Gjertsen, Sneja Dobrosavljevic, Song Hui, Tan Tan

 

MiAL was proud to partner with the following on the occasion of ‘Process in exile’

Drinks generously provided by our partners at BrewDog