Bright Spark

Cass student works with lecturer at British Council festival of science and creativity in Hong Kong.

Third year Theatre & Film student Sol Angelucci was recently selected for a unique opportunity to assist Senior Lecturer Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso in his collaboration with the British Council in Hong Kong, as part of Spark Festival, celebrating the British Council's 70th Anniversary in the city.
 
Funded by Dr Scarso's University Teaching Fellowship grant, Sol received a free trip to Hong Kong, where he video-documented a range of projects presented by his tutor, whose work spans vocal performance, installation and multimedia art. Spark Festival was an opportunity to meet high profile artists, academics and organisations promoting new synergies between the UK and China. Here, Dr Scarso presented an experimental studio exploring the aesthetics of nature in urban environments, a voice workshop entitled Voicescapes and a talk about his project In Limbo, recently presented at Tate Modern. Sol will utilise these contributions as part of a short film exploring theatricality in contemporary art.
 
Speaking about the opportunity Sol said, "I am simply proud to be part of a course such as Theatre and Film BA at The Cass, that offers opportunities like this one, to travel alongside a senior lecturer, in this case Dr. JacekLudwig Scarso, to the other side of the world in Hong Kong to document through videography his work and research. It was an intense and wonderful experience, it felt like a dream to be honest. As a student, to be offered something like this, makes you feel valued: it gives me strength and motivation to keep on working on new projects."  
 
Spark Festival, which was opened by Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam and British Consul General Andrew Heyn OBE, is designed to facilitate new partnerships between UK and HK. Dr Jacek Ludwig Scarso looks forward to continuing his work in Hong Kong and the rest of China in his forthcoming projects. 

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