Sideways Looks: Digital Media Projects 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:00
Paintworks Event Space, Paintworks, Bath Rd, Arno's Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH
This year's cohort of Media and Cultural Studies and Film Studies final year students will exhibit their digital media projects at the annual Sideways Looks show. The event showcases the diverse talents of our soon-to-be graduates and is a great opportunity to engage with the range of work that is created by students from two programmes geared towards producing competant practitioners for the Creative Industries.
16th May- Opening Night 5.45pm -10pm
17th May- 10am - 8pm
18th May- 10am - 1pm
Notes for editors:
Senior lecturer Rod Dickinson explains, “Students on the award are asked to produce work which shows that they understand the ways the media work, and also that they can analyse and critique this. Their projects represent a fresh look at the world while often unravelling some of the ways in which our views are currently shaped by existing media.”
Amongst those students showing their work is Nick Alden, whose projects Facegrab and Wikititles explore the inner working of web 2.0 technologies. Facegrab randomly generates names and then shows us live and apparently private data that is associated with that name and freely available on Facebook’s servers.
Identity is also explored in Jess Bartram’s fictional video intoVIEW, where the setting of an interview in a homeless shelter becomes a platform to build and undermine our expectations and assumptions about the main characters. As the video progresses the viewer becomes increasingly aware of the assumptions that they have made about each of the characters.
Jo Carnegie-Brown's large photo-montage work emphasises how technologies and media shape even our dreams, which are invaded by technological symbols and media imagery.
Other work has a strong Bristol focus, with students exploring the contrasts of the city, from urban isolation to ethnic and social diversity. Among these students is Tasha Busta, whose portraits of women working in male dominated jobs include local bus drivers and women working at British aerospace.
Some of this work can be viewed on the exhibition website at http://www.sidewayslooks.com/2012/
For information regarding our Media Culture and Practice degree visit-http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/pl36/
For information regarding our Film Studies degree visit-http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/P303/2013
For further information please contact Michelle.Henning@uwe.ac.uk