Breaking News Collective Drawing

—Courtyard Gallery 1


Ill Informed


By playing with illusions the of newspaper, originally based on the reality of the news, we can collectively create an even crazier fictional reality.


Neomaterialism with Joshua Simon

—Lecture Theatre 1


Red Tape & Eady Forum


Since the so-called dematerialization of currencies and art practices in the late 1960s and early 1970, we have witnessed a move into what Joshua Simon calls an economy of neomaterialism. With this, several shifts have occurred: the focus of labor has moved from production to consumption, the commodity has become the historical subject, and symbols now behave like materials. Neomaterialism examines the social processes that materialize into things. This perspective proposes a way into materialism through current attributions of materiality. Over the last four decades we have witnessed processes of dematerialization in various fields: with the dissolution of the gold standard, money has been dematerialized, commodities have been dematerialized with the ascendance of brand names, and art practices were dematerialized by the emergence of movements such as Conceptual art. Taken together, these processes can serve as a starting point for rethinking materialism. Rather than render the concept of materialism obsolete, however, these extended developments force us to ask whether we can finally understand what materialism means.


Wearable Shop, Edition #1

—Henry Moore Gallery

all day 

Dah Yee Noh


An alternative (book) shop. The idea arose from the challenge and the high cost that small presses had to pay for distribution.

As a result, a new type of bookshop – a garment structure that perpetually pops up by different shopkeepers in various locations or occasions – is in work in progress. This platform, with no middlemen taking advantage in the middle but performing it itself, will provide moments for communicating various ideas, books, stories, prints and other products under the concept of mobility. The shop will function as a private gallery or library in constant change by creators and shopkeepers exchanging books, objects, stock lists, which will also be a suitable place for communal and private reading.





The best thing is that you never know how to draw
—Henry Moore Gallery
Miaojian Dong & Sijia Ke


A life drawing workshop led by two illustration/animation students to give both beginners and experienced artists an unexpected drawing experience. The workshop introduces you to experimental physical drawing methods to help exploring your body. Damage-your-drawings drawing, no-breath drawing, drawing between stillness and movement: all traditional drawing skills will be abandoned during this workshop. We want it to be spontaneous, exciting novel and unexpected.


Animation Research: a micro-seminar

—Courtyard Gallery 1


Alex Jukes & Susan Young


In conjunction with the Animation WIP show Alex Jukes and Susan Young welcome an opportunity to discuss their work with visitors. “3-D CGI, Interaction with Edges: A Practical Investigation into Space and the Materiality of 3-D CGI Animation” is a short film and presentation that considers the role and the possibilities of boundaries to act as points of interchange or exchange between perceptually different spaces. The discussion seeks to expand the debates introduced in Heidegger’s conception of borders and boundaries in relation to bodies and refers to Schiller’s delineation of space through limitation (borders as edges to divide space). The presentation explores the idea of edges as environmental compositional frames and as containers for space as a method to engage and interact with space through practice. These ideas are introduced as part of a larger research project relating to materiality and 3-D CGI. “Bearing Witness: Autobiographical Animation and the Metabolism of Trauma” My research explores the emotional and somatic affect of psychological trauma through the medium of animation. This presentation, accompanied by two short films, discusses how autobiographical animation may facilitate psychological change by allowing the fragmented trauma survivor and the assimilating filmmaker to reconnect during the animation process, and, through screenings of the material produced, to publicly testify to their lived experience, which for many is a powerful transformative tool.




Break the Ice:
New Approaches to Climate Change Communication
—Courtyard Gallery 1
Bea Wilson & Heidi Benham


Most of us recognise that climate change is real, yet despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, we continue to do very little to stop it. Could the development of new and creative approaches to communicating climate change effectively, solve this problem? Join our panel discussion to explore new perspectives on what can be done to educate, design and provoke ideas for a sustainable future. Panelists include David Buckland (director of Cape Farewell), Flora Bowden (SustainRCA, SusLab) and Adam Levy (Climate Science & outreach). The full program will be available online from the 28th January.  This event is part of the program for VIVARIUM at the RCA WIP exhibition and will inform further events throughout the year.




A tour of IED work-in-progress
—Upper Gulbenkian Gallerie
Jayoon Choi


A tour of the IED Work in Progress show, giving insights and in-depth explanations of the students’ work.