Join us on Friday August 31st at 7pm for the final screening of our Fiction & Entertainment MA programme at SCI-Arc. We’ll be premiering short films, music videos, interactive installations, and more – the culmination of a year of hard work by our students: Andre Corsini, Michel Erler, Claire He, Kordae Henry, Rohini Jadhav, Lara Kobeissi, Viviane Komati, Te Hsing Lu, Caroline Post, Paul Pu, Fariba Shafiee, Mohammad Soleimanifeijani, Ryan Wang, Leah Wulfman, Allen Zhang.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with guests including: Ane Crabtree, costume designer for Handmaid’s Tale; Alex McDowell, worldbuilder and production designer for Fight Club and Minority Report; Claire Evans, artist and lead singer of the band Yacht; Andrew Thomas Huang, artist and director of Bjork’s music videos; Jamin Warren, cofounder of videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen; Brian Merchant, author and editor at VICE Motherboard; Patti Podesta, production designer for American Gods; Ben West, creative director at Framestore LA; Timothy Williams, designer and animator for games film and music videos, and more. See you there!
Featured images by Kordae Henry, Leah Wulfman, Allen Zihan Zhang, Viviane Komati.
Taught by Alexey Marfin and Liam Young.
Join us at SCI-Arc for ‘Visions of the Future’.
What does ‘the future’ look like? You could be forgiven for thinking of a neon-lit dense cityscape somewhere in Japan or Hong Kong, during a perpetual rainy night. But why do we have these associations? This vision of ‘the future’ has remained largely unchanged since the 1980s – once again confirmed in recent sci-fi blockbusters. However, visions of the future have nothing to do with the future at all. The opposite: they are mirrors of society at the time in which they are written. They are an exaggerated zeitgeist, rather than a forecast. This vision of a neon-lit Japanese future appeared in the 1980s because that was the rise of Japan as a superpower, during the personal electronics boom, when we walked around with Sony Walkmans and neon signs were the hottest trend. Now, of course, we find ourselves in a different society, with different hopes and fears. Japan as a rising superpower has given way to China or India, and even the neon lights of Hong Kong have been mostly replaced with LED ones. Yet we still haven’t really found a new look for ‘the future’.
This is an interactive exhibition of new ideas for visions of the future. Open from today (August 14th).
Students: Muotaz Abbas, Jenan Al-Sabbagh, Peggy Chiu, Viviane Komati, Michel Erler, Yara Feghali, Kate Ham, Claire He, Rohini Jadhav, Jinsoo Kim, Minah Kim, Erica Li, Jinqiu Liu, Te Hsing Lu, Jackson Lukas, Fiona Ng, Ivan Orquera, Noel Ortega, Junxi Peng, Caroline Post, Paul Pu, Reza Salehi, Fariba Shafiee, Mohammad Soleimanifeijani, Ryan Wang, Adriane Yi, Nico Yoon, Allen Zhang
Exhibition photos by Kordae Henry.
Taught by Alexey Marfin.