One hour, 90 students, 2000 sculptures
Students on the Extended Degree Art and Design (with Foundation Year) BA at The Cass recently transformed the school’s Atrium space for a one hour pop up exhibition featuring over 2000 plasticine sculptures. The lively event in November saw 90 participants create small scale experiments over the course of two days before presenting their work together ‘flash mob’ style.
For the project each student was given a pack of terracotta Newplast Plasticine consisting of 32 even sized pieces and asked to make 32 objects with the pieces over two days.
The thousands of finished objects were then taken to the Atrium at Goulston Street, where the ash stools and benches had been re-arranged into one long line of 'dots' and 'dashes' along the centre of the space to create the ideal exhibition venue. Students and staff worked together quickly and arranged the 'Flashticine' work ready for a 4pm an opening which was attended by staff, students and intrigued visitors. An hour later the whole exhibition had vanished as though it had never happened.