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Xhibit is an annual showcase of art made by students, from BA to PhD level, at the University of Arts London. I was doing my MA at Central Saint Martins at the time, one of UAL's colleges. And on the opening night, I won this swanky award from Refinery29 for my Vernacular Spectacular film! I'm the awkward one to the right of the fabulous Claire. Below is the film I exhibited. And below that are more photos of the opening.
Bermondsey Project Space
21 April - 14 May 2017
17 minutes 5 seconds
Curator and art writer Paul Carey-Kent visited the show and wrote a nice piece about my film on his blog:
There are obvious and less obvious reasons to visit Bermondsey at present: Larry Bell’s sculptural rooms of glass at White Cube, David Batchelor’s first wall paintings at Matt’s, Waltercio Caldas’ resonant precision at Cecelia Brunson Projects, Anita Klein’s joyous linocuts at Eames, a delightfully sharp survey of the ‘Eccentric Geometric’ at ARTHOUSE1… There’s also a showcase for 32 University of the Arts London students, of which one would expect less. Yet several interesting works feature across three levels, and the basement includes a showreel of films by Katarina Rankovic which piqued my interest as much as anything in the area. Her practice, which she describes as a ‘one woman empathy circus’, sees her adapt her appearance, accent and manner to a range of characters in short monologues. They are knowingly theatrical yet convincing, astutely witty, and carry their sub-texts about the construction of the self and the making of art with a natural ease. Go there or – as there isn’t long left – to https://vimeo.com/katarinarankovic.
Paul-Carey Kent, on www.paulsartworld.blogspot.com
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