Notes for the future monument, 2021 brings together practitioners working on the LCC UAL Photography program.
The exhibition is split into four thematic spaces; the room titles relating to urgencies identified through theoretical and practical concerns of student work. ‘Notes for the future monument’ is accompanied by a substantial theoretical text –a copy of which is available for you to download from this room. Within the pages you can read sixteen long form essays produced during the program which also act to expand upon themes and concerns dealt with through practice.
What is remarkable about these texts and the visual work produced in the exhibition is not solely that it was created in the midst of a global pandemic. It is rather because practitioners in the show not only point towards current states of emergency, but offer new understandings, positions and hope toward urgent global and local issues.
The room entitled, Picturing New Practices, is filled with student voices. In this space you can listen to how work is conceived, produced and conceptualised. Foregrounded in this space is the passion and playfulness with which ideas are engaged with - whatever the specificity of the concern.
Curation of the show was facilitated by guest practitioners Tom Milnes, Anna Nazo, Krasimira Butseva and Max Colson. We also had a dedicated team of co-curators - Bart Seng Wen Long, Maria Blaga, Anna Janberga, Alexandra Wansell, Lai Lam Fave, Juliusz Grabianski, Anna Komitska, Ruiqi Li, Danielle Anderson and Shane Sutherland – who have been working tirelessly to bring the show to life.
The publication Notes for the future monument was facilitated by Paul Tebb, designed by Jake Richardson and written by members of the BAP3 Cohort.
A special thank-you is reserved for the Third Year Tutors – Beverley Carruthers, Sheyi Bankale, Paul Tebbs, Tom Hunter, Lee Mackinnon, Krasimira Butseva, Atsuhide Ito, Ileana-Lucia Selejan, Derek Wiafe, Tom Seymour, Sophy Rickett, Lalu Delbracio, Yuxin Jiang, Felicity Hammond, Max Colson, Adrian Wood as well as the visiting speakers who have contributed to the program this year
To the technicians -Wendy Ennis, Daniel Salmon, Mary Jennings, Cora James, Burkhard Vogeler, Adrian Wood D Wiafe, Niamh Sutton, Adam Razvi, Anya Gorkova, Phoebe Somerfield - who are the backbone of the program, and without whose commitment to the student's work would not be made - we salute you.