Come visit us from 28.06 - 01.07 at the Oudenoord 700.
Frogs and other amphibian animals start of as tadpoles; tiny, fish-like
creatures with gills for breathing and fins for moving through water. During
the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog they develop lungs and limbs, their
mouths widen, their intestines shorten; they get ready for a life on land.
In ancient Egypt, the frog was strongly connected to the mythology of
creation, most likely because frogs hibernate in winter. They become as if
they were dead; they stop eating and hide, even their breathing is minimized
to almost-absence. In springtime, they are reborn, crawling from their narrow
hiding places, eating, breathing, mating, creating.
At the time of writing this text, itâ€™s springtime. The comfortable walls of
the academy will vanish, we will develop lungs and legs and weâ€™ll get ready
for a life on land, perhaps once in a while plunging back into the secure
spaces of the academy with its gently critical frameworks and external forces
pulling the works out of you. We will crawl from our hiding places, we will
create our own frameworks, platforms, productions and works of art.
In the Graduation Show - entitled I am sure you know what I am talking
about - we will present you these first steps. We stripped and transformed the
building of HKU Media so it can wear the graduation works of students from six
departments: graphic design, photography, animation, illustration, audiovisual
media & image and media technology. We will present our works in a setting
with an extensive side program: talks and discussions, exhibition tours and
live radio broadcasting.
See the time table or Facebook event for updates
and practical information.