LCFBA18: stars of the stage – meet three of this year’s Performance students from Costume and Makeup
Our LCFBA18 showcase at Oval Space in Behtnal Green is open now, and today we shine the light on some of this season’s star graduates from design, media and communication courses. Working across BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance and BA (Hons) Costume for Performance, three students talk to us about their final collection and time at LCF.
LCFBA18 is taking place at Oval Space, east London, between 5-6 June.
Emily Jane Fielding from Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance illustrated, started her own YouTube channel producing art content when she was just 12. For her final project wrote and produced her own comic book featuring my characters for her final project. Her main inspiration for this project was Marvel and DC films. “I came up with the idea for a Mother Nature character after a research visit to Kew Gardens. I designed, made and applied all the prosthetics myself”, Emily told us. She describes her time at LCF as “an opportunity to thrive in personal innovation”.
Julia Sanchez Merino also studied Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics and based her final project on Edgar Allan Poe’s Hop-Frog story. “As writing was therapeutic for Poe, he used to base his stories on his life events, and this one is a story of revenge in which he uses the character of Hop -Frog as his alter Ego. I focused this project on making realistic prosthetics and making my model look as similar to Poe as possible . The moustache is hand knotted by me as well . Both characters are the same model” Julia told us. Julia won the 2018 Ve Neill Legends of Makeup Scholarship and about her time at LCF she said: “I moved from Spain to London just to study at this amazing university. My time here has been incredible and I have learned so many new skills which I hope will help me to find a job in the near future. The variety of installations and facilities that this university provides you are high standard as well as the teachers and lessons”.
Yuqing Rane Jiang studied BA (Hons) Costume Design for Performance and created a costume influenced by, futuristic and cyberpunk style, exploring the boundary between human and artificial intelligence, which alllowed Yuqing to discover unusual materials and culmintaed in a dance performance short film which you can see below. “At LCF I learnt a lot about how to handle difficult situations and how to collaborate with different people. I met really nice classmates and teachers. I really enjoy my time at LCF” says Yuqing.
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