Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.
Focusing on the scale of a fragment, you will be asked to first draw an unseen moment or detail, creating an alternative narrative or space within the project. You will be asked to think about how the drawings produced individually will work collectively. Are their certain spaces that connect? Do some of the narratives overlap? How will all these drawings be presented together?
The drawings will then be translated into physical 1:20 scale models to further investigate their spatial qualities. The models will be made out of card or paper and are produced with a single viewpoint in mind, to be captured in a photograph. You can chose to work together to create a model that beings to connect your individual drawings.
The final step will be for you to curate the individual pieces of work into a single exhibition or book to present your alternative ending to a wider audience, before it too enters the archive.
Session 1: VISIT THE ARCHIVE - THE DRAWING CONTEXT AND HISTORY BEHIND IT: Wednesday 3rd October 2018
- Introduction to the course
-Introduction to the archive
-Lecture on the archive drawing and its context
-Group discussion, locating the students projects within the drawing
Session 2: REPRESENTATION AND DRAWING TECHNIQUES: Wednesday 10th October 2018
-Group discussion, spatial explorations through drawing/collage
Session 3: ALTERNATIVE ENDING THROUGH DRAWING: Wednesday 17th October 2018
-Scale, media, colour and texture workshop
- Drawing development and group tutorials
Session 4: PHYSICAL MODEL FRAGMENT: Wednesday 24th October 2018
-Model making workshop (perspective, tools and material)
-Drawing to model translation
Session 5: ADDING DETAIL: Wednesday 7th November 2018
-Textures and relief workshop
-Model development and group tutorials
Session 6: FABRICATION: Wednesday 14th November 2018
-Group model-making session and tutorials
Session 7: POST-PRODUCTION AND CURATION: Wednesday 21st November 2018
-Photographing the models
-Curating the new project, group discussion about the collective alternative ending
Session 8: PROJECTS REVIEW, MS JURY DAY: Wednesday 28th November 2018
-One model photograph
-A booklet documenting the process