UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 27 NOVEMBER 2019
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media technicians recently unveiled a diverse and engaging range of work during a private view of Tech/Tronic, an exhibition celebrating their creative practice.
The exhibition is a celebration of makers at the height of their expertise and practice and showcases the diversity and creative skills of technical staff through their broad and captivating displays. Work spans over three floors of the Parkside Building and was introduced with a private view before later being opened up to the public, staff and students.
Providing expert knowledge and skills, technicians support students within their subject specialisms, providing academic insight across all levels of study from the translation of ideas through to final outcomes. They also work alongside academic staff in various workshop areas such as garment and textiles construction, 3D machining, photographic processing and many more.
Senior Film and Green Screen Technician Shah Uddin, exhibited an A3 print photography piece titled Experience More, Judge Less, which uses digital print to frame shots he has captured from around the world. His images showcase the vibrancy and diversity of the world and Shah hopes that his photos will encourage students to tour and explore outside of their usual comfort zones.
Pictured: Streets of Mumbai and Dubai – From the Burj Khalifa, Shah Uddin “As a visual artist I use both moving image and photography to tell my stories...I hope these photos will encourage others to tour and experience more of the world...to seek more knowledge and understanding by exploring this earth while we still have it.” ·
Senior Printmaking Technician Naomi Kent specialises in letterpress and contributed a series of work named ‘The Type Circus’ to the exhibition. She is noted for her innovative use of metal type and ornaments and has redeveloped furniture of the past – angled and circular quads and an adjustable circular chase – to help other printers in their non-linear typesetting challenges. Naomi’s set of 4 prints were inspired by her love of the circus and taking part in Tech/Tronic allowed Naomi to highlight how her prints are created.
Usually working behind the scenes, the exhibition is an excellent way of highlighting technicians from across the Faculty and sharing the details of their creative practices wider. If you’re interesting in viewing the Tech/Tronic exhibition it will be on display until 10 December.