You Want US!

Media Practice and Theory: Degree Show 2007

Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the Univeristy of Sussex Media Practice and Theory Degree Show for 2007! To find out more about the show please use the links on the left, or to navigate directly to your favourite student's page just choose their name from the list. The show is due to open at the Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer on the 17th of May and runs until the 22nd of May 2007. To find out more about the University of Sussex and the Media Practice and Theory course please click here.

The Exhibition: Upon entering our exhibition you can navigate around the professionally produced photography within the gallery space. A variety of themes have been beautifully explored including; anxiety, illness, portraiture and landscape. Parallel to the photography gallery there is an exclusive viewing room. The technically advanced film dramas delve into the deep emotions of human beings. Our documentaries discover the hidden lives of Brighton based subjects and the impressive animation interprets the rivalry between cats and dogs. The You Want Us exhibition will present a fantastic portfolio of final year work form the Media Practice and Theory students 2007.



Opening Night Reception

Gardner Arts Centre, Falmer (Click here for directions)

Thursday 17th May from 16:00

Late Drinks from 17:30

Film Screening 19:00

The show will open with a bang on Thursday 17th May; this will be your first opportunity to see the culmination of three years hard work from the Media Practice and Theory finalists. There will be a drinks reception to kick start the evening, with a chance to view the fantastic photography projects on display in the main gallery space along with animation design in the adjacent room. Following this, a screening of the film dramas and documentaries produced by the students will take place at 7pm in the auditorium. This will be the first chance to see the 2007 MPT films, and the only opportunity to view them on the big screen during this show. This night promises to be an extraordinary showcase of talent from one of the most innovative courses on offer at the University of Sussex, definitely not one to be missed!



Come to the show and see...

The Performing Tailor (Documentary)

By: Clare Kiernan, Mark Chick and Anna Mulholland

Hidden away from the buzz of the city high street is the traditional tailoring business, Agnews, a century-old family business now run by the tailor Adrian Kenward. He is a man of routine who holds a passion for amateur dramatics, the odd cup of tea and the ordinary folk who are his customers. In part this is a documentary about the survival of a traditional skill within today's fast-food fashion world. However, this quirky tailor, who struggles to make a wage from the business, prefers to keep his fingers and toes crossed in the hope that his charismatic charm, camp attributes and dominating persona will determine that the Agnews tailors will one day prosper. Inspired by the work of Broomfield and Theroux, this is a documentary about the ordinary man for the ordinary man.




Clare Kiernan Director
Mark Chick Camera
Anna Mulholland Sound