Text and images by Elena Mansilla, MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion, LCF
The Moving-Image Factor: Video meets art as UAL hosts its second Pop Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum
3 words: Unexpected, Stimulating and Inspirational
In late February, the second Pop-Up event of 2016 organised by UAL’s Postgraduate Community, continued on a high by introducing audio-visual communicator, XVIIX digital art gallery founder, and artist, Jamie Jenkinson at his studio at the V&A Museum. Jamie is artist in resident at the V&A’s Exhibition Road building project and is currently documenting the various stages of the exhibition gallery build (opening in 2017), using mobile camera phones as a creative medium. The event ran into the late hours of a Friday evening, as postgraduate students and recent graduates enjoyed a celebratory post-event drinks reception organized by the V&A.
A keen investigator in the impact of consumer video on art, Jamie hosted the event in his studio, introducing guests to his works exploring this digital phenomenon while easily explaining how video images are made, the formal qualities of video images and the process of image construction that makes their artistic form.