a-n degree show takeover 2018: glasgow school of art

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FK McLoone here again, this time to share some highlights from the degree show at Glasgow School of Art. The MFA show takes place off-campus at the Glue Factory – an unusual space which students have utilised every part of, including the girls' bathrooms, where multimedia artist Elina Bry @elle.bry hums a tune from within the walls. Bry's sound, video and performance works describe experiences of medical anxiety, centring on the ritual of singing to herself to control her heartbeat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #gsadegreeshow #mfagsa2018 #glasgowschoolofart #degreeshow2018 #elinabry #performanceart #videoart #soundart

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's hard to capture everything going on at GSA's MFA show, and near impossible to describe it, so here are my final three picks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nastia Nikolskaya's wood and tarpaulin sculptures, while unassuming from the outside, offer an unexpected moment of intimacy and reflection to the viewer once inside. Jaxton Su @jaxtonjx creates mesmerising kinetic sculptures inspired by natural phenomena that weave their own subjective narratives. Last but not least is Wojtek Gasiorowski's @wojtekgasiorowski immersive, room-shaking, surround sound installation, which is as confusing as it is captivating. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #glasgowschoolofart #mfagsa2018 #mfadegreeshow #degreeshow2018 #installationart #sculpture #kineticsculpture #videoart #soundart

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A short detour to the Reid Building takes us to the work of GSA's Communication Design graduates. Though a design course in name, the smart, conceptual work in Com Des often blurs the lines between art and design. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jonathan Lennon quite literally breaks the boundaries of graphic design by taking motifs from Photoshop into the physical world, while Ryan King's @iamryanjamesking surreal short film "Legwork" takes a darkly comic look at the life of a human table leg, and Bea Kerray creatively visualises the data Facebook stores on us, considering its various forms of value. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #gsadegreeshow #glasgowschoolofart #comdes #degreeshow2018 #graphicdesign #illustration #photography #videoart #shortfilm #installationart #jonathanlennon #beakerrey #beatricekerry #ryanking

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The altered workwear of Trackie McLeod explores the fact that working class people spend the most on lottery tickets, yet do not have the benefits of lottery funding proportionally returned to them. Kathryn McKenna uses prescription pads and an 18-month planner to illustrate the NHS' failures of treating the mentally ill. Upstairs in the Com Des masters show, Marie Leguedois uses creative typography to emphasise the brutality of eating meat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #gsadegreeshow #glasgowschoolofart #communicationdesign #comdes #trackiemcleod #kathrynmckenna #marieleguedois #typography #graphicdesign #illustration #sculpture

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm back for another day at the Glasgow School of Art degree show, this time tackling the undergrad Fine Art work within the labirynthine Tontine Building. My advice for anyone visiting? Plan for a break! With well over 100 students showing work across Fine Art Photography, Sculpture & Environmental Art and Painting & Printmaking, it's easy to get fatigued attempting it all in one go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankfully, if you feel like you need to take a seat, Georgia Thornton Sparks is here to help. Her participatory piece ponders passivity with a plethora of portable perches. #andegrees18 #glasgowschoolofart #gsadegreeshow #georgiathorntonsparks #installationart #participatoryart #sculpture #printmaking #photography

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Paula “Pea” Doherty’s @paulaweepeart multimedia work, which includes a podcast interview with a spider plant (also available on soundcloud), humorously explores our relationship with nature. Nancy Dewhurst creates interactive sculptures based on ancient water clocks that ask us to meditate on ideas of time. Complete with condescending instructional video, Ella Mottram’s @ellamollymott wearables question our connection to our own bodies. Get those knees up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #glasgowschoolofart #gsadegreeshow #fineart #sculpture #participatoryart #performanceart #nature #videoart #soundart #interactiveart #installationart

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#andegreeshowtakeover by @fk.art ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Allegra Salandini’s @allegrasalandini solo work is well worth seeking out, but picking up a copy of “Love Letters to An Institution” is absolutely essential. The publication collects submissions from Salandini’s fellow graduates, reflecting on the stretching of school resources and overcrowding of year groups that has been the topic of much protest in recent years. Walking round the Tontine Building today, it’s clear why. The number of students in the Fine Art show alone is incomprehensibly large, and so much fresh, exciting, insightful, powerful work ended up lost in the shuffle. It’s obvious that GSA has something special going on, and it would be a great loss to see it supressed by institutional greed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show runs until Friday the 8th of June, and the MFA show at The Glue Factory until Sunday the 10th. Stay tuned for my third and final takeover at Edinburgh College of Art tomorrow! – FK ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #andegrees18 #glasgowschoolofart #gsadegreeshow #printmaking #zine #diypublishing #loveletterstoaninstitution #allegrasalandini

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