degree show 2012 - central saint martins

Degree Show 2012
Central Saint Martins King's Cross Campus

The first degree show of Central Saint Martins in its new King's Cross campus has begun last week. Its high security campus is open to the public for the occasion, and provide an opportunity for visitors to see what the students are producing in this former Granary building.

Steps from the Entrance Plaza to the Canal - the new campus is part of the King's Cross Central Regeneration

The Forecourt with its generous headroom

Lecture rooms and studios are lined up on both sides of the Central Spine with a transparent roof
Something the university management should really feel ashamed of, when they always advertise themselves as a world-class institute and the campus is indeed, NEW
Roof terrace with unobstructed views - a drastic contrast to the backyard terrace in its old Charing Cross Road campus

The covered Handyside Canopy is showing some of the BA Fine Arts works

With about 20 courses exhibiting at the same time, it is a real art & design fest for the public not to be missed.

Further Reading -

Page: Official website of the Degree Show

art that moves

Kinetica Art Fair 2012
Ambika P3 Gallery

The annual Kinetica Art Fair is back in Ambika P3 gallery this week, with many exhibits, seminars and performances lined up for visitors to indulge themselves into art that moves and performances that intrigue.

There is a shift in the people who exhibit this year - more universities are showing student works, Kinetica Art Museum also seems to be occupying a larger area to showcase their collection. The programme also present the Musion Academy MAMAs Awards.

Overview of the venue this year

The followings are some highlights of this year, with more to come in part 2 in our next post.

Titia Ex's Flower from the Universe is the welcome piece visitors will see by the entrance

Titia Ex featured in Deutsche Welle's youtube video - link

Linear UV drawing (2012) by David Ogle - David's florescent fishing lines remind viewers of the metal wires installation by Lygia Pape showing recently in Serpentine Gallery

Gear Mobiles by Jonathan Miller has a retro sense of elegance & precision

Gear Mobiles by Jonathan Miller - link

Karen Neill's Liquid Crystal art

The booth of Alexander Berchert has 3 wonderful installations on display

Water Wheel (2011) by Alexander Berchert - video link

Xylophone Wheel (2011) by Alexander Berchert - video link


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a bright start for the year of dragon

The Trafalgar Sun
Trafalgar Square

What could be better to have the Sun shining in Trafalgar Square on the first day of the Year of Dragon (Chinese New Year)? A sponsored comission made by Greyworld is up for today in Trafalgar Square.

Similar to the artifical sun once shining in Tate Modern? Well it's outdoor this time!

Andrew Shoben from Greyworld introducing their work - video link

It does look better when the sky is dark (because the crane holding the sun is... yellow!), so perhaps you can try to get a look after sunset if you are around. Check out the making-of video below if you want to know how it was made.

Full photo set here


Further Readings -
page - official website of greyworld
video - official making-of clip from Tropicana