Three years’ worth of creativity, innovation and ingenuity was on display at Goldsmiths, University of London, over June’s penultimate weekend as students from a range of courses showcased their work.
Exhibitions and performances from BA Fine Art, BA Fine Art and History of Art, BA Media and Communications, and MA Art Psychotherapy students featured in various venues on campus.
The BA Design show, ‘Hyphen’, took place at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane and included projects ranging from an investigation into political speech through dance, and cross-stitch versions of floor plans for a variety of buildings.
Arash Nouruzi developed a sensory device which helps read human emotion. Using live streams of data from participants' heart-rate and galvanic skin response, the device creates a unique sensation based on their state.
Over time the participant will begin to associate what they sense with a state of emotion. Nouruzi's ultimate aim is to develop the techonology into a tongue sensor that will help store memories as data.
Sydney Schaefer, BA Design
Ella Jones-Moore (BA Fine Art), displayed her triptych of paintings representing the New Cross Fire of 1981 which saw 13 young black men and women killed in a suspected racist arson attack, which was never officially confirmed by the Metropolitan Police.
The tragedy is portrayed in three acrylic paintings on plywood frames. The first depicts the streets around New Cross, the second the fire itself, and the third shows friends embracing under the gaze of two police officers.
As well as Cubism, Ella Jones-Moore takes inspiration from the bright colours and social and political content of Modernist Carribean artists such as Wifredo Lam.
See below for a selection of images from the hundreds of other exhibitions and projects on display at the 2017 Goldsmiths Degree Shows.