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Fine Art students present new film works at Late at Tate

Still from film showing a screen split into 4 quarters. Each shows a different image of a landscape. At the top of the screen across the images are the words: Can it be said that landscape is a state of mind?
Still from film showing a screen split into 4 quarters. Each shows a different image of a landscape. At the top of the screen across the images are the words: Can it be said that landscape is a state of mind?
Still from Passing Time by Christine Gordon, BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts.
Written by
Sarah McLean
Published date
16 December 2020

On Tuesday 15 December, Fine Art students from Chelsea College of Arts presented new film work as part of Late at Tate Britain Online.

The works explore how we engage with the landscape around us today, responding to Tate Britain’s Turner’s Modern World exhibition.

Martin Newth, Fine Art Programme Director at Chelsea, told us more about the project:

"The project connects landscape to Tate via a drawing by Turner, which features the limestone quarries on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Portland stone was mined and provided the raw material for the boom in construction of the Industrial Revolution and was used to build Tate Britain.

The students’ short films represent lots of the ways that landscape is understood and imagined now. They reflect on how engagement with landscape has changed over time and been forged through the ways it is depicted. The themes that the artists have explored range from race and the legacies of slavery, to sovereignty and nationality, to geology and the climate emergency.

Drawing attention to the way our engagement with landscape has been impacted because of current restrictions on travel, the showreel invites viewers to join a virtual voyage via real and constructed locations which the films feature."

The Tate stream of the films will be available for 2 more weeks on their website, where you can also find out more about the rest of the Late at Tate's online mix of film, music and career advice.

Watch a selection of the films below, or check out the full playlist of longer versions of the films on Chelsea's Youtube channel.

Flint by Gia Milinovich

Land, identity and the dispossessed by Deborah Hobson

Passing Time by Christine Gordon

Green, Green? Green! by Yadi Han

The Sun God by Ruby Kester

Reconstructing Disorderliness by Mingyang Gao

Vacuum by Kelly Rosa

Interior Hazard by Winky Tsang

The Fall (Deja Vu) by Maya Bracknell Watson

Find out about BA Fine Art, Graduate Diploma Fine Art and MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts.