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.
The Fashions & Embodiment studio of our MA in Design: Expanded Practice are currently showing their work in progress at the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery, in an exhibition titled “Fashion Narratives”.
The brief of the project required students to respond to the text-only description of an object from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection with their own research and outcomes. See the chosen objects below: