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The Student as Medium is a collaborative project between Drawing Room and the Illustration Animation BA course at University of Kingston. Using the exhibition Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium as a springboard, we delivered interactive virtual workshops inviting students to consider their subconscious – bringing together experimental forms of research, drawing and animation processes to embrace the otherworldly, the spiritual, the unknown and chance encounters!
The project was co-led with Drawing Room’s Study Librarian Yamuna Ravindran and Engagement Curator Betsy Dadd, alongside artist-tutors Martin Morris, Josh Armitage and Martin Jackson. The week intensive resulted in a series of drawn moving-image works that can be viewed below.
The Student as Medium- CONSUMENTUR
The Student as Medium- RECOLLECT
The Student as Medium- PLUNGES
The Student as Medium- DEVOID OF MEMORY
‘In our animation we used text as kind of image. The spoken word was like a drum beat, not thinking of the connotations but treated as a sound.’ Eira (student)
‘We created a randomisation process to make decisions which meant we weren’t controlled to discover ideas. It became a fun way to create sound and moving image.’ Grace (student)
'For me this project was about conscious and subconscious processes. I saw moths, bodies and bones. An unintentional narrative shone through when we were making and receiving the film.’ Caleb (student)