Sideways Looks: the details
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Invitation to Sideways Looks:
Sideways Looks Exhibition - Digital Media Projects 2012
Final year projects by Media and Cultural Studies and Film Studies Students from the University of the West of England
Paintworks Event Space, Paintworks, Bath Rd, Arno's Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH
16th May- Opening Night 5.45pm -10pm
17th May- 10am - 8pm
18th May- 10am - 1pm
Sideways Looks is the 2012 Media and Cultural Studies and Film studies graduate showcase. Students use photography, new media, and video to address contemporary cultural issues, creatively and critically exploiting the conventions of media and film to raise questions about individual identity and the urban, technological and media environment in the 21st century.
Paintworks is located on the A4 (Bath Road. It is approximately a 12 minute walk from the station.
Notes for editors:
Senior lecturer Rod Dickinson explains, “Students on the award are asked to produce work which shows that they understand the ways the media work, and also that they can analyse and critique this. Their projects represent a fresh look at the world while often unravelling some of the ways in which our views are currently shaped by existing media.”
Amongst those students showing their work is Nick Alden, whose projects Facegrab and Wikititles explore the inner working of web 2.0 technologies. Facegrab randomly generates names and then shows us live and apparently private data that is associated with that name and freely available on Facebook’s servers.
Identity is also explored in Jess Bartram’s fictional video intoVIEW, where the setting of an interview in a homeless shelter becomes a platform to build and undermine our expectations and assumptions about the main characters. As the video progresses the viewer becomes increasingly aware of the assumptions that they have made about each of the characters.
Jo Carnegie-Brown's large photo-montage work emphasises how technologies and media shape even our dreams, which are invaded by technological symbols and media imagery.
Other work has a strong Bristol focus, with students exploring the contrasts of the city, from urban isolation to ethnic and social diversity. Among these students is Tasha Busta, whose portraits of women working in male dominated jobs include local bus drivers and women working at British aerospace.
Some of this work can be viewed on the exhibition website athttp://www.sidewayslooks.com/2012/
For information regarding our Media Culture and Practice degree visit-http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/pl36/
For information regarding our Film Studies degree visit-http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/P303/2013
For further information please contact Michelle.Henning@uwe.ac.uk
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