In advance of this year’s BA Design degree show, which starts on 28 June under the title “My Friend, Oh! It’s Been So Long.”, hear Elektra Thomson and Mathilda Taylor interviewing each other about their graduation projects, inspiration and how they coped with life and studies during a pandemic:
The Fashions & Embodiment studio of our MA in Design: Expanded Practice are currently exhibiting their work at the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery, in a show titled “Fashion Narratives”.
Zhi-Ying Li, one of the students involved in the project, gives us some insight into the process behind the work on display:
“[As part of the brief] we were given a list of objects from the Goldsmiths textile collection with description, and we read through the document to choose one object for individual research.
Situated in the Central Pavilion at the Giardini, the installation is a place of contemplation on the future of extra terrestrial resources. The installation comprises of three amorphous mirrored panels and an arrangement of geological specimens. Each geological specimen relates to current research into extra terrestrial mining, and includes geological simulants from the European Space Agency, metallic meteorites and personal specimens of asteroid mining entrepreneurs and planetary geologists. Etched onto their mirrored panels are morse-code extracts of the Outer Space Treaty, Moon Agreement and US Space Act that relate to the ownership of extra terrestrial resources.
Planet P8 and Broad Digital are calling for artists to apply for their summer residency program under the theme “The Invisible Sounds”. They are looking to recruit 3-4 artists able to stay and work at PLAN8T on site in China as well as 3-4 artists living outside of China who will participate remotely.
The program is for artists who use sound as an object and material for their artistic practice to communicate, give voice to the ground, to create, experiment and interact; sound should be used as material or subject matter in the creation of art.
Please send the following documents by email by 12 July 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2021SUMMER_P8AIR” and indicate in the body of the email whether you wish to participate on-site or remotely:
Portfolio (Please send a pdf file containing images and text of the artwork;
if the work is recorded as video or audio, please put all online links in a pdf
file or compress the files into a folder)
Introduction to the artist and a description of the artwork
Portrait photo of the artist
A 500-word creative plan for the residency (describing the motivation for