The Year 13 BTEC Creative and Media students at Paston Sixth form college were recently treated to a talk from award winning video installation artist Henry Driver. With installations being shown around the world from New York to Norwich, Henry is fast becoming recognised internationally as a talented video artist, creating video installations that are both cutting edge and conceptual. Henry showcased some of his own work to the students, explaining the purposes and merits of his work, as well as helping the students develop their own ideas. The students are currently planning their own video installation evening at St Mary’s works in Norwich, on Wednesday November 16th 7pm-9pm and Henry’s discussions and ideas have helped the students to engage with a new and contemporary art form. Declan Duffy a student on the BTEC Media course was inspired by Henry’s presentation:
“Henry’s ideas on considering the space as an extension of how to display video work was something that I hadn’t considered. It gave me a new perspective and a new way of looking at video installations. Henry’s work is very colourful, yet dark in tone with abstract meaning. The themes that he explores are powerful and are very relevant to today, especially his installation on drones, which I particularly engaged with”.
The exhibition at St Mary’s work called Revive, with feature 11 pieces of video installation art by the BTEC Creative and Media students, as well as a gallery of their photography work which they worked on for a previous unit. The event will be open to the public, so come on down and see the work for yourselves.
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