University of Sussex Degree Show 08 - Media Practice and Theory

Morts Pour Rien

By: Tom Little (Director)
      Dave Silver (Editor)
      Dom Breeze (Cinematographer)
      Michael Leondis (Cinematographer)


Only 15 kilometres away from Paris, Clichy-sous-Bois is a world apart from the lavish designer shops, restaurants and architecture that adorn the Champs-Elysees. Clichy-sous-Bois made itself known to the rest of the world on the 27th October 2005 when two teenagers of North African descent were killed in an electrical sub station after being chased by the police; this sparked weeks of rioting from youths across most suburbs in France- looking to vent their frustration after years of social exclusion from the rest of French society.

We explore the banlieue of Clichy-sous-Bois and the reasons behind the riots by speaking to those who were born and raised there to give their own personal accounts of life in the suburbs and what has been done since the riots.

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The show will open with a bang on Thursday 15th May; this will be the 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 and interactive projects on display throughout the building. Following this, screenings of this year's documentaries will take place at 5pm and 8pm. This will be the first chance to see the 2008 MPT films, and food and drink will continue to be served throughout the evening. 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!

Due to limitations of space, we regret that the opening night is attendable by invitation only. However we welcome requests for invitations from anybody currently working in the media. If you are employed in a relevant field and would like to attend, please get in touch and we will try to arrange an invitation.


Binary Imaginations

By: Amy Stevens

If a computer could think creatively, what would its imagination look like? This large-scale print project imagines how a computer would visualise a programme within its own creative space.


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