Thursday, 9 March 2017

Libby Yarnall - SKIPPED-OVER SIDE EFFECTS

Often we find ourselves purchasing medicines from our local stores as cure for our aches and pains without thinking twice about it, the side effects of such medicines can therefore remain unknown or ignored. Aspirin, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen are all easily obtained, and cheap to buy and can produce shocking side effects. This ex-hibit highlights the side effects of un-prescribed medicines that are usually skipped over and unread. But the question is whether or not we should worry?

Valerie Longo-Pastor - NUTRITIONAL UNDERLOAD

Food companies overload buyers with colours, bold fonts and nice aesthetics usually allocating insufficient design space to ingredient facts and other specific and useful information. By deconstructing and re-presenting the layout of a number of food products this exhibit aims to highlight examples of how brand language often dominates the pack area at the expense of other nutritional or content information which is just as important for the consumer

Tarandeep Singh - WORK OVERLOAD

“We have largely traded wisdom for information, depth for breadth. We want to microwave maturity.”
John Ortberg Jr

This exhibit provides an insight into the lives of many hardworking individuals by using the work desks of such people as a window to their working lives.

Garbine De Heredia Alvarez Beltran - BODY IMAGE

Many teenagers have problems with acceptance of their body image leading to eating disorders and extreme diets that sometimes that sometimes can result in tragic consequences. The messages we receive through adverts try to sell us a constructed definition of physical perfection, which some young people come to accept, and try to aspire to; That's why I say ENOUGH.

Sian Whitcombe - HISTORY OF DATA STORAGE

We are all subjected to information overload in one way or another; many of us own a smart phone or have access to the internet with as much cloud storage as we require. My exhibition will showcase the vast increase in data storage over the last 30 years. We all take data storage for granted, but where would we be without it? For the majority of people it holds a lifetime of memories and information documenting our lives and who we are today.

Shivani Dahya - THE IMPORTANCE OF GRAMMAR IN EVERYDAY LIFE

“Forming grammatically correct sentences is for the normal individual the prerequisite for any submission to social laws. No one is supposed to be ignorant of grammaticality; those who are belong in special institutions. The unity of language is fundamentally political.” 
Gilles Deleuze.

This exhibit explores the importance of grammar in everyday life and draws attention to the issue of missing grammar as being missing information. The brain processes but is sent confused signals. How important is grammar and punctuation to you?

Sharon Jheeta - ZONE OUT HONE IN

There are two different types of listening; passive and active, we are bombarded by so much sensory input every day that we become passive listeners, we zone out and habituate. However, when actively listening we may hone in on details that would usually pass us by. My exhibit aims to demonstrate this by using mundane sounds.