The Department of Media and Communications presents the 2018 BA Degree Show, Ship of Folly.
This show brings together exciting work and artworks from graduating students across a diverse range of media practices from our Media and Communications, Journalism and Media and English undergraduate programmes.
Ship of Folly refers to the American cultural phenomenon of the ‘Folly Boat’, a capsized boat that is constantly defaced, so much so that artworks could be painted over within 45 minutes of their creation. The ‘Folly Boat’ holds many comparisons to this degree show, whereby artworks and creations are exhibited performed and interacted with, defacing the hall - only to be cleared days later - for the next students to arrive.
Ship of Folly is curated with a focus on the context in which the show’s content has been produced. Reflected in the exhibition and guide is a gradual, thematic and reflexive transition as students and artists evaluate their 3-year development, moving toward the next increment in their lives. Ship of Folly is symbolic of advancement alongside a contemporary state of social anxiety, cultural apprehension and societal ambiguity. But as the object of the ship is defaced its form remains the same, ready to be edited once again.
And we move forward.
Among many notable works at the show are A State of Becoming, included in group show Nasty Women: Empowerment; and The Four Thieves, exhibited as part of ‘Inside Job’ at Tate Modern. The Private View will include the premiere of BAFTA nominated documentary Love in 35mm. To register to attend the Private View, please join the separate event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/219319118798627/
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Dates & times
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|14 Jun 2018||
6:00pm - 9:00pm
|15 Jun 2018||10:00am - 7:00pm|
|16 Jun 2018||10:00am - 7:00pm|
|17 Jun 2018||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|18 Jun 2018||10:00am - 7:00pm|
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