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Media in mind: Degree show explores life from all points of view

Seeing Is Easy: Digital animation by Taylor Richardson and William Cole for the MPT degree show Envision 2012

The mysteries of the mind, the plight of migrant workers and the beautiful side of football are some of the inspirations behind this year’s media degree show by final-year students at the University of Sussex.

Envision 2012, which is free and open to all, runs for one week on the University campus from 24 May 2012 and features the final project work of graduating Media Practice and Theory students in the School of Media Film and Music (MFM).

Paul Vincent, Senior Media Production Tutor in MFM, says: “This show will again exhibit our students’ progressive and acute interrogation of the media. Their work, excellent in itself, builds significant connections between practice and theory. Our finalists should be proud exhibiting work of this calibre to visiting industry professionals at the private view on the 23 May and throughout the duration of the show.”

Projects include film dramas and documentaries, digital media animation, radio plays and documentaries and photography, including: 

  • Aeron: Film drama inspired by a true story of childhood imagination, differing cultures and prejudice by Orban Wallace, Zamarin Wahdat and Michael van Batenburg;
  • Seeing Is Easy: Digital animation that explores the world of a young man with a neurological disorder known as Visual Agnosia – ‘the difficulty in recognising common objects from vision.’ By Taylor Richardson and William Cole;
  • Remember Me: A documentary photo series by Chloe Montrose exploring her grandmother’s personal battle with the loss of identity that comes with dementia.
  • Schadenfreude: A black comedy film by James Collins and Michael Glover that explores a man’s struggle with depression through his relationship with his therapist.
  • Hooligans? The other side of football fandom: Patrick Curry’s photographs offer an alternative view to the tabloid lager lout stereotype and seek out the families and individuals who share a gentler passion for the beautiful game.
  • Surveillant Playspace: Interactive video installation by Alex Anpilogov that explores the connection between public surveillance and the addictive experience of play on fruit machines, using a video projection mapping technique.
  • Shall We Stay: Photo documentary by Yiyi Yang looking at the lives of Chinese migrants working to make a future for themselves in the UK during recession.
  • Cold Call: Radio drama about a call centre worker’s chance for redemption when an elderly woman calls seeking help for her suicidal son.  By Charlotte Chung.


Notes for Editors

To view all projects in the Media Practice and Theory degree show, visit the Envision 2012 web site

Public viewing:
May 24-31, 2012, 9am to 5pm, Silverstone Building (the old Education Development building), University of Sussex – see
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Media Practice and Theory at the University of Sussex: The Media Practice and Theory BA at is an innovative degree programme combining creative media production with the analysis of media to explore their impact on society. Students learn to conceive and create media projects in photography, video, digital media and sound, while applying critical ways of thinking about media in our society.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 16 May 2012