Eight art and design projects from the Camberwell College of Arts Graduate Showcase
A film that records the process of "collecting" sunlight and an urban pergola that acts as a green lung are among the projects included in Dezeen's latest school show by students at Camberwell College of Arts.
Also featured is a reusable wrap inspired by Furoshiki, a Japanese cloth traditionally used to transport food, and a visual celebration of a student's Tamil roots.
Camberwell College of Arts
School: Camberwell College of Arts
Courses: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography, BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design
"At Camberwell College of Arts, the past year has shown that artists and designers can respond to uncertainty with creativity and resilience, finding ways to support and build communities across the globe.
"Our graduating students explore the complexities of the present and anticipate future opportunities through experimentation, thinking and making.
"Camberwell College of Arts Graduate Showcase is the place to discover the newest names in art, communication and design. You can view work online at the Graduate Showcase website."
Dante, Jocko and Hugo by Vince Ibay
"The internet is a powerful and democratic space, which I examine based on the blurred borders surrounding the online individual and the utopian ideals that it originated from.
"I try to address and ask questions about the liberating capabilities of the internet being used to influence dependency upon it.
"The complex operations of data extraction on online platforms, and its direction, is a discussion I would like to open up to the new generation of digital natives."
Student: Vince Ibay
Course: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing
Bring you a Piece of Sunlight by Ching Ya Lin
"Working with natural materials allows me to understand the origin of their existence. I regard my works as the medium that links the physical and non-physical space.
"I make digital films that record the process of 'collecting' sunlight. For the installation, I used handmade paper from the Kozo tree to collect sunlight and 'sew' the sunlight pieces together on wooden sticks. This shows the passing of time.
"The process of harvesting the Kozo tree and making it into paper is an essential practice in searching for the essence of the materials. It lengthened the process for me to obtain paper.
"The distance between me and the paper is the distance between me and the trees. The meaning of paper to me has shifted due to the production process. It has become distant, unpredictable and intriguing."
Student: Ching Ya Lin
Course: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting
Incubator 610 by Tiff Chan
"Incubator 610 is a video installation with three videos, each presenting different perspectives on the authenticity of human beings and the world we live in, based on virtual reality and simulation. The installation has two viewpoints that create a unique experience.
"This work is inspired by human consciousness and meaning in this technology-based era. Specifically, I'm interested in how technology changes people's concept of the authenticity of themselves and the world.
"This is also inspired by the philosophic experiment 'Brain in a vat' and sci-fi movies like The Matrix. Video games and my cultural background growing up in Hong Kong are also part of the inspiration for the visual elements for my work."
Student: Tiff Chan
Course: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture
Happy Tamil Women's Day by Mathushaa Sagthidas
"This is a visual celebration of my Tamil roots, my mum's story and the beginning of myself building a legacy.
"The project was realised when Anisha Parmar interviewed me for her gold stories project. I spoke about the sentimental and significant gold pieces that are part of my family's collection.
"This made me revolve my project around my Tamil heritage. It is my way of creating our family legacy through tangible objects and visuals, instead of our lived experiences solely being memories and stories."
Student: Mathushaa Sagthidas
Course: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography
Sutsumu: Eco-friendly reusable wrap by Kotone Iwamatsu
"Plastic is ubiquitous in our everyday lives. More than 40 per cent of plastic is used only once before it is thrown away, where it lingers in the environment for a long time.
"My work, called Tsutsumu, is an eco-friendly reusable wrap inspired by furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to wrap gifts or transport food and goods.
"It is one of the symbols of traditional Japanese culture and puts an accent on taking care of things and avoiding waste. The design on the packaging represents the piles of plastic waste.
"I am hoping my work can provide an opportunity for us to reconsider the possibilities of a sound material cycle society and to disseminate the culture of furoshiki to the entire world."
Student: Kotone Iwamatsu
Course: BA (Hons) Graphic Design
I see you by Molly Jones
"I see you is a series of images illustrating self-distortion. The project aims to communicate the differences in self-perception, physically and online.
"I got the idea of self-distorting when I was walking past a shop window while seeing three different versions of myself. I found it interesting as you can be perceived differently in so many ways. No one ever sees you as the real you."
Student: Molly Jones
Course: BA (Hons) Illustration
Urban Pergola by Isabella Fontana
"I'm proposing an urban pergola with a hexagonal shape that can host the typical Zorrozaurre market. The space can be connected to the current needs of physical and social sustainability.
"The hexagonal shape of the structure is inspired by bees' productivity. It represents a strong cohesion with the community of Zorrozaurre.
"The project aims to increase the percentage of green space around the peninsula creating a 'green lung' which can improve the health and wellbeing of the citizens, creating a healthy social integration area post-Covid."
Student: Isabella Fontana
Course: BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design
About Love by Xinya Shi
"Love is complex, touching, romantic and also sorrowful. Love is not only positive and also negative.
"Accept the imperfection of love, do not become a victim of the illusion of perfection. The ending of love is not the criterion for the relationship. The experience of love is more important than the result."
Student: Xinya Shi
Course: BA (Hons) Graduate Diploma Illustration
This school show is a partnership between Dezeen and Camberwell College of Arts. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.