Lambeth College – The Interview

07 June 2013 to 09 June 2013
Artists: Lambeth College L3 BTEC Extended Diploma Art students
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Lambeth College – The Interview

The Interview An exhibition by Lambeth College L3 BTEC Extended Diploma Art students in collaboration with the Health Inequalities Research Network (HERON) at King’s College London and Faces in Focus, an advice, information, support and counselling service for young people in Southwark and Lambeth. The Interview is an exhibition of work inspired and made in response to a series of dialogues that took place between HERON facilitators and young people who have been using services at Faces in Focus. HERON facilitators asked these young people to describe their personal experiences of unfair treatment and discrimination and anonymised text from the dialogues was presented to students at Lambeth College to inspire their artwork. The students also incorporated their own personal experiences to create additional layers of narrative. The end result has been to produce a series of maquettes, photographs and ‘mood’ walls that re-imagine spaces in which these dialogues took place. From this, they developed further images and animated projections interpreting the events taking place in the dialogues. During the opening event there will be a one-off performance of Slipped-awaySlipped-aways. A performance by Lambeth College L3 BTEC Extended Diploma Performing Arts, Acting and Dance students in collaboration with HERON and Faces in Focus. Performance: 06 June 7pm Venue: Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF www.bermondseyproject.com Slipped-aways is a performance exploration of the same dialogues collected by HERON. The performance particularly concerns issues of anonymity, disappearance, redaction, and physical and psychological pain that manifests from experiences of unfair treatment and discrimination. Two different course groups are involved in the project and they have been studying mime and butoh respectively and their performance work will be presented in those mediums. As such the performance is non-verbal and heavily stylised. The actors mimic the interview process itself, exhuming autobiographical memories through mime; the dancers constructed highly impressionistic butoh vignettes inspired by the above listed issues.


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