The first DRAW session, Voyages Extraordinaires - about fictitious worlds - took place on April 15, and featured presentations by artist Paul Noble and second year student Joe Childs.
JOE CHILDS presented early drawn moving image projects, a more recent book project, The Brain of a Bear, and work in progress on his most recent (as yet untitled) film.
“Drawing is fundamental to my creative process as it both informs my work and is my work. For me it is the visual art form closest to thought. My work mixes understood and accepted forms of “normal” communication with that of the absurd and nonsensical. [In the film] a set of pointless systems run throughout a vast landscape in order to perform a seemingly arbitrary task. It's centred around an existentialist notion of the absurd and the often unfathomable nature of life.
A fascination with both science and the absurd strongly informs Joseph's work and The Brain of a Bear reflects this. What unfolds is a worryingly rationalised experiment where a brain transplant is performed between a panda and a polar bear.