“If I Get Like That Just Shoot Me”, a short documentary directed by Goldsmiths Design graduate Amy Clegg (BA Design class of 2019), is one of the nominees for the Best Documentary award in the 2020 Oxford International Short Film Festival, which will take place on 28-29 March.
Amy’s film, one of 6 short documentaries competing for the award, was developed as part of her graduation project from Goldsmiths Design and looks into the ever-widening gap between the perception and reality of informal care for the elderly. Amy is currently studying for an MA in Screen Documentary at Goldsmiths.
MA Design: Expanded Practice student Javeria Khan is February 2020’s Volunteer of the Month at CEN8, a non-profit based at Goldsmiths running arts and performance after-school, weekend and holiday clubs/projects.
The exhibition “Fashion Constellations: blueprints towards expanding fashion practice” is currently open in the Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths; visitors can drop by Monday to Friday between 11 am- 5 pm.
The items on display document the teaching process on the Fashions & Embodiment Studio of the MA in Design: Expanded Practice (and the MA in Fashion before it).
Programme co-lead Ruby Hoette and lecturer Katherine May asked MA students to bring in old denim garments and ‘upick’ them, then sew them together into a quilt, exchanging stories and ideas as they go. The outcome is always different and unpredictable, while the process of this relaxed activity functions as a bonding and engagement opportunity as well as a conversation and questioning of fashion ethics.
In the exhibition, you’ll be able to see the resulting denim quilts made by successive cohorts of students, as well as other artifacts, images and texts.
El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks were commissioned by curator Jessica Morgan to generate a publication that would act as provocation/pre-content to the theme of the 2020 Verbier Art Summit: “Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and Its Ecological Landscape”.
The publication is titled THEY PAINTED THE MOUNTAINS WHITE, published by DESTE FOUNDATION (ISBN 978-2-8399-2100-8). See above a few images of the cover and inside pages.
El Ultimo Grito were also amongst speakers at the Summit, which took place on 31 January and 1 February 2020 in Verbier, Switzerland.