Media, Post-Truth and Reality Friday Show
by Larissa Petryca, on 03 January 2023 10:00:27 CET
Students from the Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice programme explored PCU’s annual theme, Media Post-Truth and Reality, in a creative workshop. After mastering Adobe Photoshop over a two week period student’s were tasked with producing posters that expressed their individual take on the annual theme.
An exciting aspect of the Foundation programme is the staging of a weekly exhibition called the Friday Show, during which students exhibit their best works to the university and general public. Traditionally, one of the shows is dedicated to exploring PCU’s annual theme. So this year, the students set out to investigate the theme of Media, Post-truth and Reality.
Media, Post Truth and Reality
As in previous years, the theme is a call to action and asks students to wrestle with big questions. This encourages them to be proactive when engaging with topics and issues that they believe in. Working to a theme is complementary as problem-solving is core to the design thinking process and to art-making in general. Within the Adobe Photoshop workshop, run by the Dean of the School of Art and Design, George Allen, the students were asked to pick a song that they feel embodies the message of the annual theme and to create a poster illustrating this connection.
In their works, the students discussed the current state of society in light of the annual theme, addressing topics such as the lack of understanding, connection and communication among people in the world of social media and fake news, dealing with depression, loneliness and addiction, as well as the topic of war and revolt against the societal rules and conventions.
You can check out ALL the final art works on the Foundation Art, Design and Media Practice Instagram account. And, to get the full experience, tune into the annual theme’s Spotify playlist which has been created based on the students´ music selection.