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Thursday 21 March 2019

5:00pm – 6:00pm




Drinks Reception

TheGallery, AUB
5:00pm - 5:30pm

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The Art of Dazzle and war

CRAB Drawing Studio
5:30pm - 6:00pm

Event formally introduced by David Lund, Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Modelmaking

The pieces will be performed by Kieran Luxton, Isabel Garcia, Jamie McClean, Richard Waring, and BA (Hons) Fine Art students as part of the Dazzle & The Art of Defence exhibition at TheGallery.

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The event will feature two performances:

Meaninglessness / Blinded Army

In response to the work of MA Fine Art alumna, Figan Dastan.

Dastan's work looked at historical and political issues in society such as destruction and war and its demolishment of cities, artefacts, knowledge and social inequality resulting in loss of innocence. She pointed out issues and situations that have become difficult to discuss but hard to ignore. In her work, Dastan transformed a woman’s pain into a small figurine sculptures of soldiers that became an abstract representation of thousands of individuals and their silence. She created a series of writings regarding her story. These were large intangible writings on burnt paper placed on the soldiers' lips; and a photographic book that combined abstract photography and narrative storytelling of a woman and her lost son that was featured on national news media.

“I heard a mother crying after her lost son, he was just nineteen years old.
She was asking questions in tears to politicians,
Why did you send my son to death on someone else’s country, for someone else’s war?
Why we have to fight, what for…?
She was struggling to handle her own pain and anger, her voice was bleeding…

I shut my eyes, and in that darkness, I saw her son as a blinded soldier,
That made me realise what is happening on another part of the world.
And basically, we call it News"

The story will now become a stage performance. Dastan believes that collaboration with other artists and professionals can transform her abstract concept art to a tangible piece that can communicate widely with an audience.

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The Noematic Collective

In response to the exhibition, The Noematic Collective, in collaboration with Richard Waring, BA (Hons) Fine Art Course Leader, will create a new and live experimental art work. Through the manipulation and disorientation of sound and vision the art work will disrupt and confuse the viewers sensory perceptions.

Taking inspiration from John Zorn’s 1988 album Cobra, The Noematic Collective meet weekly to perform sonic tests. This group has grown out of the BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree at AUB. Their aim is to emphasise audible awareness of objects by trying out radical new ways of understanding daily experience.

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BOOKING

Admission: Free
Booking is essential (limited numbers)
Please bring your tickets with you for entry to the performances.

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The performances will take place in the CRAB Drawing Studio located on the Arts University Bournemouth campus. The CRAB Drawing Studio is located on the opposite side of the campus main car park.

Free parking is available on site. There is no need to reserve a space.


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