Graduate Residency: Space Between
Exhibition: Wednesday 26 February – Thursday 27 February 2020
Showcase: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 5.30-8.30pm
Join us for a showcase of work by this years LCC Graduate Residents – with work spanning VR, interaction design arts, film, games and sound arts. Free and open to all students, staff, alumni, creative industries and public. This is a drop in event, no prior booking is required.
What is the Graduate Residency Programme?
At London College of Communication, we approach problem-solving creatively, nurturing and developing the critical, visionary and technical excellence which enables our students to discover new possibilities and practices. We’re proud to support the evolution of creative disciplines in ways that positively impact the wider world.
Our Graduate Residency is an incubation programme which helps LCC graduates to rapidly develop innovative work with the potential for significant social or economic impact. We don’t tell our residents what to do, or how to do it – instead, we help them on their way to making a real and tangible difference to the lives of our communities: locally, nationally and internationally.
Throughout the year-long programme, this support ranges from access to our facilities and creative community to funding and expert advice. In turn, residents enrich wider academic life by contributing to talks and seminars for current students.
The origins of LCC can be traced back to 1894, and since then, the world around us has changed significantly. As the communications sector swiftly evolves, its creative industries adapt and innovate – and so do we.
With change comes new challenges, new possibilities and new opportunities. We continue to celebrate our heritage while exploring new ways of thinking, working and making – from the launch of our MA in Virtual Reality to our plans for a cutting-edge new building.
The theme of this year's Graduate Residency, Space Between, draws inspiration from LCC’s history in parallel with our ambitions for the future. It captures our interest in exploring transitions between past and emerging technologies, tracking the state of flux while developing teaching and learning in new and established disciplines.
Graduates in residency
Our residents have developed works which explore practices, processes, careers and industries that have existed for centuries alongside those that don’t exist – yet. Space Between has invited our graduates to consider the intersection of tradition and the future, and to investigate the drivers of social and economic change across their respective areas of specialism.
- Marion Lagedamont: The Banality of Bias playfully materialises the stakes and state of technological biases within exclusionary design practices and processes.
- Marie-Solange Ndeley: AN ARRAYED FUTURITY: BLACK BRITISH CINEMA IN PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE is an integral response to the research Marie-Solange has conducted throughout her residency alongside the development of longer-term ideas.
- Lia Mazzari: Sounds of Obsolescence reactivates Silver Road, Lia’s artist-led platform and experimental performance series, as well as her practice as an artist using the cello, whips and urban soundscapes.
- Lara Barbier and Simon Ashbery: Fractus uses the lens of infinitely intricate fractal shapes to explore the relationship between parent and child, as well as the ever-repeating pattern of life and death.
- Semone (Jai) Bunnag: Too Many Cooks, a co-operative party game where up to six people run a virtual restaurant together, players juggle cooking and team management as they throw ingredients between each other. Teams succeed by talking (or shouting) to organise themselves before transforming ingredients into recipes that celebrate international cuisines.
- Gareth Johnson: Ethics for Making is an interactive project which offers students, academics and creators a space to explore ethics in creative practice through the lens of Dr Pratap Rughani’s documentary film, Justine, which follows a young woman living with severe neurological disorders in the lead-up to a milestone birthday.
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Important Filming and Photography Notice:
Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera.
All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.