MA Visual Arts: Digital Art - 2012-13

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New Students: Welcome!

All the information from the Welcome event that took place Wednesday 11 September will be available on the 13/14 Camberwell Postgradute Visual Arts and Conservation Moodle website. Moodle is where you will find your course handbook, briefs, timetables and lots of other useful information! Please login in at

Current students Final Show invigilation list here:

Camberwell MA Exhibitions 2013
Opening night - Wednesday 4 September - 18.00 - 21.00
Dates: 4 – 12 September 2013
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 20.00 / Saturday, 11.00 – 17.00
Private View: Wednesday 4 September, 18.00 – 21.00
MA Book Arts, MA Designer Maker, MA Fine Art Digital, MA Illustration, MA Printmaking and MA Conservation.
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Peckham Road
Monday 24th June to Monday 27th September 08:30 – 18:00
Postgraduate Students 08:30 – 17:30
Print workshop open July Tuesday and Thursday 19:00 MA ACCESS ONLY
Saturdays Closed
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Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Korea
19 July - 22 September 2013

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Liverpool International Photography Festival
17 May - 15 June 2013

LOOK/13, the second edition of Liverpool’s international photography biennial, will be launched on 17 May 2013. Our event-packed opening weekend kicks off a four-week programme of exhibitions, talks and tours, workshops, competitions and screenings. Most of the festival’s key exhibitions continue throughout the summer, while LOOK/13’s Parallel Programme, listed in full on the festival’s website, rounds up an impressive array of independent and fringe activities.

LOOK/13 presents work by emerging and established artists from Liverpool, the UK and beyond. It combines historical exhibitions with contemporary solo and group shows. Every exhibition in the core programme has been produced specifically for the festival; the majority of work on display is new or is being show for the first time in the UK.

Liverpool offers the strongest collection of visual arts spaces of any regional city in the country. LOOK/13’s key sites include the Bluecoat (a visitor information hub for the festival), the Walker Art Gallery, Open Eye Gallery,Victoria Gallery & Museum and the Art & Design Academy. All are in the city centre, within easy walking distance of each other. The festival’s Parallel Programme can be found in a host of established and informal spaces, with a small number of sites outside Liverpool city centre in Everton, Runcorn and Chester.

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Monday 15 April & Tuesday 16 April 2013

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

sensingsite is a two-day research seminar at Parasol unit initiated by Susan Trangmar, Duncan White and Steven Ball for Fine Art Research at Central Saint Martins.

Researchers and current PhD students present their investigations of materialities of landscape and place. The presentations and performances will explore the transformative potential of media such as moving image, photography, interactive technologies and sound. The event will provide an open and constructive environment within which participants and audience can interact to provide feedback and peer review.
Bram Thomas Arnold (Falmouth University), Katrina Brown (Falmouth University), Sam Burford (Chelsea College of Art and Design), Magz Hall (CRiSAP/LCC), John Hillman (Falmouth University), Jane Madsen (Bartlett School of Architecture/UCL), Idit Nathan (Central Saint Martins), Corinne Silva (PARC/LCC), Tansy Spinks (CRiSAP/LCC, and Mark Peter Wright (CRiSAP/LCC).

**full details here**
FREE to UAL students and staff (RSVP to Duncan White public – £6/£5 per day (booking through Parasol unit website)
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art14 Wharf RoadLondon N1 7RW

Ed Atkins, Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, 2013. Commissioned by, and received developmental support from Film and Video Umbrella and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. With support from Arts Council England.
Ed Atkins, Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths, 2013. Commissioned by, and received developmental support from Film and Video Umbrella and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. With support from Arts Council England.

Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London, EC1V 3AF
Seminar – Emerging Trends: Moving Image with Steven Bode
12 April 2013
6:30 pm – 8:30pm

£15 Members (£30 Non Members)

We are delighted to announce the next installment in our Emerging Trends seminar series which this season will focus on Moving Image.

The seminar will be led by Steven Bode is Director of Film and Video Umbrella, a London-based agency who are Britain’s main commissioners of artists’ film and video work. During his time in that role (which spans from 1993 to the present), he has initiated well over a hundred different projects, including major new works from internationally-acclaimed artists such as Isaac Julien, Gillian Wearing, Jane & Louise Wilson, Mark Leckey, Johan Grimonprez, Tacita Dean, Simon Martin and Luke Fowler. Alongside this commissioning activity, he has also curated a number of other large-scale group exhibitions such as Airport (1997, for Photographers’ Gallery, London; with Jeremy Millar), The Other Side of Zero (2000, for Video Positive, Liverpool), and There is No Road (2008, for LABoral, Gijón, Spain) as well as film and video programmes such as New Video from Great Britain (1997, for MoMA, New York).

He has written extensively about video, film and contemporary art for several publications, and has contributed essays to many artists’ monographs, including substantial texts on Dryden Goodwin (for the book, Cast, 2009) and Zineb Sedira (for Beneath the Surface, 2011) as well as catalogue essays for numerous Film and Video Umbrella publications.

The seminar will give an overview of current practices in moving image, paying particular attention to key themes and important developments in the medium with a focus on new artists to look out for.

Booking is essential – please book on-line or contact to reserve your place.

Tuesday 12 February

11.00 - 16.00

Sound Workshop with sound artist Matthias Kispert

in the Digital Arts studio G18 basement of North Block

IN THE FIELD – International Symposium for Field Recordings at the British Library

Dates: 15 February 2013 until 16 February 2013
Tickets avaible from :
A two day international symposium to open up and explore the practice, art and craft of field recording through a series of
panel presentations, listenings and screenings. Starting from the early days of field recording the symposium aims to relate
the multitude of contemporary field recording practices to their historical precedents and investigate issues in contemporary
practices such as:

  • How field recordings are distributed to and heard by an audience
  • Recording the unheard
  • Mapping the urban
  • Questioning the extended nature of the field in a digital networked landscape.

Presenters include:
Ximena Alarcón, Joeri Bruyninckx, Angus Carlyle, Daniela Cascella, Des Coulam, Peter Cusack, Simon Elliott, Felicity Ford, Helen Frosi (SoundFjord), Zoe Irvine, Christina Kubisch, Cathy Lane, Udo Noll, Francesca Panetta, Nye Parry, Davide Tidoni, Cheryl Tipp, David Vélez, Salomé Voegelin, Chris Watson, Claudia Wegener, Jana Winderen, Mark Peter Wright

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Also, The symposium will also celebrate the publication of two new books On Listening and In the Field.

On Listening is a RGAP / CRiSAP publication. The symposium is curated by Cathy Lane, Angus Carlyle and Cheryl Tipp

It is a collaboration between CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice) and British Library and part of the Sounds of Europe
Project. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

Creativeworks London

The Great 21st Century Audience Hunt:

Can we bring digital consumers to the live arts?
Where: Fountain Room, Barbican Centre
Date: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Time: 6pm
Price: Free, booking is required.

Book your place now

Guildhall ResearchWorks and Creativeworks London present a lively discussion and debate with representatives from diverse arts

organisations, universities and artists themselves to explore the intersection between digital engagement and live audiences.

Panellists include:-

Barry Ife, Principal of Guildhall School of Music & Drama - Chair

Tom Bird, Executive Producer at Shakespeare's Globe and Globe to Globe Festival Director

Rob Grieg, Chief Technology Officer at the Royal Opera House

Peter Gregson, Composer and cellist at the forefront of the new music scene

The event will be followed by networking drinks.This is part of Creativeworks London, one of four AHRC funded ‘Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the
Creative Economy’ building new partnerships and commercial opportunities between academia and the ‘creative economy’.

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23.01.13 – 09.03.13

Private view: Tuesday 22nd January 2013 6 – 8.30pm

CHELSEA space presents an exhibition by American, Paris-based artist STURTEVANT and UK-based partnership SECONDEDITIONS:
An exhibition on criminal action, against dominance, in reference to ethics as the considered form that freedom takes when it is informed by reflection, for thought and symmetry between partners in dialogue: symmetry as expression of peaceability.

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I Don’t Feel Like It: The Indifference Of Objects – Symposium

When: Thursday 10 January 2013, 4 – 8pm

Where: Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts, Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

As part of the exhibition I Don’t Feel Like It: The Indifference Of Objectsat Camberwell Space; with artists Caroline Achaintre, Jacques-André Boiffard, Jess Flood-Paddock, Alex Heim, Hillary Koob-Sassen and Karin Ruggaber. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Florian Roithmayr, published by Camberwell Press.

The symposium is organized in spatial and temporal proximity to the exhibition; invited speakers include:

Asif Din, Eco Architect: ‘The significance of embodied energy in buildings’

Gregorie Currie, Professor of Philosophy, Nottingham University: ‘Empathy for Objects’

Roger Lemon, Professor at the Institute of Neurology, UCL: ‘Mirror Neurons and Movement, Self and Other’

Sharon Morris, Artist: ‘Gospal Oak’

Tim Spooner, Artist: ‘Telescope

FREE. Booking required by 7 January 2013:

Gallery Visit - Friday 7 December

meet outside Carroll Fletcher Gallery at 14.00

Carroll Fletcher Gallery
56 - 57 Eastcastle St
London W1W 8EQ
(very close to Oxford Circus tube station)

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Thursday 15 November - Gallery visit

This is a slightly unusual selection for the gallery visit this week, we will meet outside Peckham Space to see the exhibition '343 perspectives', then we will travel on the 343 bus to the Jerwood Space to see the 'Now I gotta a reason' exhibition which in some ways challenges the idea of an exhibition.

10.30 - meet outside Peckham Space - this is very close to Camberwell College

this exhibition is a film that uses the 343 bus route as a focus - you can read more about the exhibition here

after visiting Peckham Space I will give you a very brief tour around the immediate area, including Peckham Library and the Peckham Peace Wall.

We will then take the 343 bus, and travel through the streets that feature in the film.

This will take us to the Jerwood Space, near London Bridge Station

Please read about this exhibition before coming on the visit, it will help you engage with the ideas explored in the show.

conservatories in Worthing

Monday 19 November
10.00 - 12.30 - PureData and arduino workshop again

13.00 - 16.00 - laser cutting workshop in the 3D resource centre

You will need to bring with you:

• a file for the laser cuter to use, this file needs to be an image of some sort but in MUST BE IN VECTOR LINES FORMAT (details below)
• something thin to laser cut - because there are a lot of us we will only be cutting something thin like paper (other materials will take too long), this can be anything you like, from brown wrapping paper, newspaper, thin fabric or thick water-colour paper

You can use Adobe Illustrator to make the vector file (or Inkwell which is an open source version of Illustrator) - this can be something very simple and you can use through the elibrary to get free video tutorials for making a vector line based drawing

The idea is this:

  • create anything you want which relates to the theme of 'diversity'
  • bring the file and something to laser cut - (remember something thin, paper is good for testing your ideas)
  • the paper can be any size
  • these will be individual pieces that we will somehow piece together into a giant collage of our experiences
  • the 1st year online students are also doing this and together we will create a montage of all the laser cut elements on the wall of the studio
  • this will be a great opportunity for you to meet some of the 3D resource centre staff and build friendships that will help you in the future if you need to use these facilities again

Gallery Visit - CHANGE OF DATE

sorry, the gallery visit on Thursday 25 has to change to Friday 26 October

we will meet outside Carroll Fletcher Gallery at 15.30 (after the academic English classes)
the gallery curator will be giving us a tour of the exhibition

Carroll Fletcher Gallery
56 - 57 Eastcastle St
London W1W 8EQ
(very close to Oxford Circus tube station)

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The Laundry Room at BalinHouseProjects

group visit on Wednesday 24 October - meet at Borough tube station at 09.45

good idea to do some quick research into Richard Wentworth's previous photographic work

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featuring Richard Wentworth and Michael Marriott

a project by Eduardo Padilha and Maiko Tsutsumi



22 Balin House
Long Lane
London SE1 1YQ

After this we will walk to White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey


MA Welcome Event
The speakers were:

Fin Taylor - Postgraduate Programme Director & Printmaking Pathway leader

Lesley Madden - Student Services Advisor

David Garcia - Dean of CCW Graduate School

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Ben Westhead - President of UAL Student Union

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Jane Mann - Camberwell Librarian

Find out more by clicking the Libary tab within Blackboard.

For more on UAL libraries visit:

Christine Bowmaker - Academic Support Co-ordinator, College Disability Representative and Dyslexia

Conran Heyns - Language Centre Representative

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You may also have picked up a leaflet on SEE - Student Enterprise and Employability

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More details to follow!

Welcome to the new students October 2012

the first event is the:
MA Welcome Event
2pm Wednesday 10 October 2012
Wilson Road Lecture Theatre, Camberwell College of Arts

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The Welcome Event will introduce lots of different people and resources, such as senior staff, library, student union and language support.

After this event we will walk together to the South London Gallery which is next door to the main building of Camberwell College of Arts for a drinks reception

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First group meeting
Tuesday 16 October 10.30
(in the studio space which is room G18 in the basement of North Block, in the main building on Peckham Road, follow the signs)

At this meeting we will outline the rest of the year for you but also we would like you to think about the following 2 statements and be ready to contribute some thoughts and ideas to a group discussion:

‘Aesthetics is for artists what ornithology is for birds’
Barnett Newman (in a debate with Susanne Langer at Woodstock Art Conference 1952)
Ornithology is the study of birds, but birds don’t need to understand ornithology to fly, so aesthetics is the study of beauty and art, do artists need to understand aesthetics to make art?

Technology has changed art, its making, its distribution and its viewing.

Gallery Visits
As a regular part of this course we will go on gallery visits together, but this week we suggest that you go to the Frieze Art Fair __www.friezelondon.com__ - it is expensive but it does give you an opportunity to see a lot of contemporary art from many galleries across the world all in one place.
(If you get your NUS (National Union of Students) card quickly then you can get a discount on the ticket price.)

Timetable for next week

Tuesday 16 October:
10.30 - group meeting (G18 basement studio)
afternoon - gallery visit (we will travel together from college)

Wednesday 17 October 14.00 - MA lecture (Ceramics Lecture Theatre, Peckham Road building)

Friday 19 October 12.30 - 14.30 English language support for postgraduate students (Studio F5 Wilson Road)

There are other events but we will go through these in detail on Tuesday.

below this line is old stuff from previous years on the course - some might still be of interest

any feedback welcome... (more stuff being added this week)
digital portfolio: thanks, Claire A

Has the internet sparked an educational revolution?

The internet is helping to reshape the very foundation of education by both allowing individuals to learn from the comfort of their own homes as well as training them to be the entrepreneurial moguls. The BBC's Matt Danzico investigates what place traditional academic institutions have in a world consumed by do-it-yourself education.


the rapport continues...

Claire Alonge how are you both, when is yr anniversary btw9 hours ago

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Lev Manovich Claire, thanks for remembering! Doing great.

Clay Shirky TED talk

elibrary tutorial videos

NEW elibrary tutorial videos are now on the vimeo channel

Gallery visits - Thursday 19 January - meet 11.00 outside Thomas Dane GalleryThe first gallery is Thomas Dane Gallery - nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus -
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Thomas Dane Gallery opens at 11.00 so we will meet outside at 11.00.
I have not seen this exhibition yet but it was highly recommended to me because of the way it is curated, in fact my friend said it was 'immaculately curated', so it should be good!

After this we will go by tube to Holborn and then a short walk to:
Domobaal Gallery
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This is a small exhibition but very interesting and hopefully the gallery owner will be there to talk to us, she is a very talkative woman! The work is very deep in the research behind it even though the result seems quite abstract. Again the curating is very well done, so even though there are only 4 pieces of work it has quite an impact on the viewer.

2012 MA Lectures Series

2pm Wednesdays

(check this some are at 3pm)
in Main Lecture Theatre, Wilson's

Practitioner lectures/artists talks

4th January: Peter Nencini

11th January: Caroline Lefley & Kate Lyddon

18th January: Daniel Sturgis

25th January: (Karen RichmondNB this is at 3pm)

1st February: no lecture

8th February: Susan Hiller in conversation with David Cross

15th February: Lucy Harrison

22nd February: Kelly Chorpening

29th February: Professor Paul Coldwell

March lectures to be confirmed

You are invited to attend the next Graduate School Lecture
Blast Theory
Wednesday 7th December, 5:15pm, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Art and Design
Blast Theory make interactive art online, on the street and on the phone. The group's work has been shown at Tate Britain, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, ICC in Tokyo and the Royal Opera House. The group has been nominated for four BAFTAs and has won the Prix Arts Electronica. Formed in 1991, the group is based in Brighton.

Matt Adams will introduce recent projects such as A Machine To See With, an interactive bank robbery, orchestrated by phone calls on the streets of the city. Matt will also discuss recent research by Blast Theory and the University of Nottingham into low cost outside broadcasting techniques for festivals, sports, protests and art events.

All welcome. No rsvp required. Please arrive early to ensure your place.

Thursday Club - igloo

Genetic Moo : Processing Workshop

Tuesday 1st November all day 10.30 start
online resources:
Genetic Moo is an art group which has two members who both studied at Camberwell recently. They have been making interactive video installations for 4 years mainly in London, using a range of technologies including Webcams, Kinect, Flash, Processing + OpenFrameworks. They will talk about their art and discuss interactive art in general. In the afternoon they will run a beginners guide to Processing, getting everyone to code simple interactive sketches.
Please have a look at their website

click on this PDF for all the dates:
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MA Visual Arts: Digital Art
Welcome to the course, here are the first important dates:

Tuesday 11 October 2011
10.30 - 12.30 - MA Course meeting for all f2f (face to face) students - introductions
where: meet in the canteen of Peckham Road - then we will all go to the basement studio, North Block, Peckham Road
description: all students, course intro, Symposium 1 brief

Wednesday 12 October 2011
10.30 - 13.30 - visit to Pipiloti Rist exhibition
where:Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
description: group visit - entrance is about £5 - meet outside the main entrance

14.30 - 15.30 - All Camberwell MA students welcome event
where: Wilson Road main lecture theatre
description: introductory welcome event where you will find out about postgraduate staff, research centres, resource centres etc

16.00 - 18.00 - drinks at South London Gallery
where: South London Gallery, Peckham Road (short walk from Wilson Road)
description: informal talk about South London Gallery and drinks

Friday 14 October 2011
09.15 - Academic English for postgraduate studies
where: 3rd floor seminar room, Peckham Road
description: more details at the welcome event

Tuesday 18 October 2011
10.30 - 12.30 Course meeting for all f2f (face to face) students - Symposium 1
where: basement studio, North Block, Peckham Road
description: this is our regular weekly meeting time where we will hold group tutorials, discussions, workshops etc. This first week is Symposium 1. You will be briefed about this at the introductions session on Tuesday 11 October.