Art by Kayley Passingham - BA (Hons) Art and the Environment
Art and the Environment
YEAR 2 - LAND ART
For their contribution to the Degree Show, 2nd year students on the BA (Hons) Art and the Environment course have been researching art practices that engage with environment, land and the realm of public space in order to create artworks that can be sited within the grounds of Writtle University College. This assignment has been adapted to take account of the unusual conditions created by a global pandemic, in which students could not be physically present on the Writtle campus, and thus the student work is now presented in virtual rather than physical form.
Although the students have continued to be ‘here’, in the sense of being part of the Writtle student body, their actual ‘here’ may be many miles away and inform aspects of the final work that has been created. Students have considered where on the campus their work would be positioned, what would be needed for their artwork to be built, and why their chosen site might be relevant to the reading of their work by a (virtual) audience. They have put the physical restrictions they have encountered to their advantage by demonstrating greater ambition in the scope and scale of their final works.