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...

Vientre de Arena: Withered (Short Film)

By: Juan Ley, Elisa Lleras and Belén Santa-Olalla

Withered chronicles an essential day in the life of a woman, whose sole desire is to have a child despite her husband’s unwillingness to become a father. Inspired by Yerma, the acclaimed theatre play by Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, this short-film offers a revisionist take on a timeless story of resentment and opposing desires. The narrative unfolds in a minimalist set-up, in which the performers represent their characters without the help of any dialogue. As a result, all the intensity of the drama is conveyed through their physical actions and extracts from Lorca’s play, which are heard in voice over.

The whole piece is intended for a general audience, whether they are familiar with Lorca’s work or not. The aim of the creators is to immerse the viewer in a unique audiovisual experience, which proposes a new aesthetic approach to a universal theme.




Juan Ley Director
Elisa Lleras Producer
Belén Santa-Olalla Script Writer


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