Students from a range of subject areas including Fine Art, Graphics, Fashion Communication & Styling, Photography, Theatre Arts (and more) came together for this inter-disciplinary project. Their brief was to critically examine magazines in Middlesex University’s magazine collections (drawn from MoDA and the Library). The magazines were a springboard to create new work: students were asked to respond to their content, iconography, discourse and materiality and to the wider context of magazines as communicative tools, as creators of communities and culture.
|Middlesex University Photography tutor, Alison Tanner, helps students get started on the project|
|deep in discussion about the project...|
What students produced during the project was up to them: outcomes included a stop-frame animation, a period room-set and several photographic pieces. But this was a project in which the process was as important as the product: students were learning skills of team work and negotiation, of working with students, equipment and techniques outside of their usual subject areas.
Students and creative practitioners from Middlesex and elsewhere frequently use MoDA's collections for visual inspiration. (One example was the Share Academy project we ran a few years ago). If you are interested in seeing them yourself please email us to make an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org).