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MA Digital Arts End of Year Show

The Basement
Camberwell College of Arts,
Wilson Road,
SE5 8LU

Private View: 14 July - 6-9pm
15 - 17 July - 10am–7pm
18 - 19 July - 11am–4pm

http://mada2009.madigitalarts.co.uk
info@madigitalarts.co.uk

MA Digital Arts 2009, Camberwell College of Arts



Generic Promotion

MA Digital Arts Show at Camberwell College of Arts

17 students at Camberwell College of Arts are putting on a special end of year show this July, featuring interactive artworks, video installations, streaming TV and live performance as well as a sprinkling of more traditional artworks. The show brings together face to face and online students from locations around the world including Canada, Greece & Peckham. Although some students have never met, all of them share a common desire to explore the use of computers to make art.

The end of year show is the fruition of a sustained period of project development. Everyone has been pushed into areas of research they had not anticipated, and to learn skills they thought would be impossible. Senior Lecturer in Digital Arts, Andy Stiff, said "These students have travelled together a long way, and peer to peer support has been vital in developing a strong sense of the group, and in producing this show.”

The show, which is free to the public, is from the 15th to 19th of July and you can find directions and meet the students here:

http://mada2009.madigitalarts.co.uk



Dan's alternative take. Chop and change as you see fit.

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==========================================================MA DIGITAL ARTS IS ABOUT LOTS OF THINGS. HAPPILY THERE ARE NO FRACTALS IN SIGHT.

This year's MA Digital Arts final show takes in a massive diversity of work. A piece about navigating the vast openness of the Atlantic Ocean is juxtaposed with the pleasures of being lost in the more confined spaces of the city. An investigation into antimatter is exhibited alongside a static demonstration of matter's movement.

Diversity is something of an inevitability. There are not only now more starting points for artistic enquiry, there are more opportunities to cross paths and more toys with which to play along the way. We'll try not to bore you with the buzzwords ('Mashup, anyone?' 'No thanks, I just ate').

Our lives are increasingly influenced by the exponential growth of new technologies. It is difficult to keep pace with all of this change. Art reflects the world and the concerns of the people in it. It stands to reason then that both the concerns of contemporary art and the media used to present those concerns will change in tandem with this extraordinary carnival.

It is in this carnival that this show stands, however briefly, as one pin point flag locating digital culture; and similarly to the culture we're documenting there is no central binding joining us together. It is with the finer threads that the real connections are made.

We are nothing if not:
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"confused",
"divided",
"united",
"random",
"multifarious",
"hugely intelligent",
"big, but relative to what\?",
"\(in\)capable of dealing with this lunatic world",
"feeling a bit scared",
"lovin\' it",
"all of teh above",
);
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Here's an example of a promotion centered on a particular students work.
To make more use quotes from the info page



STUDENT WATCHES DIGITAL TV FOR 2 YEARS

Chris Lawrence, an MA student in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, has been studying the effects of Digital television. By repeatedly watching sequences from popular programs including Nigella Express and Friends. Chris, says "I am attempting to un–edit the programmes to try to strip away the visual and auditory fluff and discover the programmes' core values." Chris admits the process has been truly fascinating but also hard work. He is showing his results at the End of Year Show this July in Camberwell College of Art. After his MA Chris intends to take a break from TV.

The End of Year show features the work of 17 students, including interactive artworks, video installations, streaming TV and live performance as well as a sprinkling of more traditional artworks. The show brings together face to face and online students from locations around the world including Canada, Greece & Peckham. Although some have never met, all the students share a common desire to explore the use of computers to make art.

The show which is free to the public is from the 14th to 19th of July in Camberwell and you can find directions and meet the students here: http://mada2009.madigitalarts.co.uk

NAN ZHANG
LONDON IMPRESSION
CHINESE STUDENT DISSECTS THE DIFFERENCES

Nan Zhang, MA student in DIgital Arts makes artwork about a sense of place and identity. In 'London Impession', he confronts his own sense of culture shock on arriving in England's bustling capital. To get to the heart of the differences between his native Shanghai and London, he set out to ask the following question, How do the Chinese experience London?

BOB MILNER
PEEP!
DRAW! IT MIGHT NOT START THE REVOLUTION BUT IT SURE IS FUN

PEEP! snubs its nose at the art establishment. It throws two fingers at pretty much anything really. Not you, though. PEEP! likes you. PEEP! wants to hear more from you. Come along and get stuck in.


SIMON BALL at Wilson Rd Gallery, Camberwell
 
Simon's work explores how perception in urban environments is consistently
changing in response to emerging technologies. "For the project I've been
documenting explorations of London over the past year. This installation
places images into an environment that rebuilds the city in response to a
people's movement." Primarily an Aftereffects animator, Simon has applied
his methods to the open source application PureData, taking his graphics
work into an interactive realm.
 
Students at Camberwell College of Arts are putting on a special end of
year show this July, featuring interactive artworks, video installations,
streaming TV and live performance as well as a sprinkling of more
traditional artworks. The show brings together face to face and online
students from locations around the world including Canada, Greece &
Peckham. Although some have never met, all the students share a common
desire to explore the use of computers to make art.
 
The show is free to the public is from the 14th to 19th of July. You can
find directions and meet the students here:
[[http://mada2009.madigitalarts.co.uk]]