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Communication+ Media Studies


High Pass Exhibition / 2021


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High Pass Exhibition / 2020

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︎ 1st Year
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‘The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.’
(McLuhan, 1954)


Yuyi Jiang





Printed Matter

with Caroline Rabourdin

CMS2 PRIZE
For exceptional work in Second Year


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See / Perceive
When talking about reading, we usually refer to using the eyes to read. Various advanced printing techniques make the book more compelling, but when we lose sight, how do we read? How do blind people read and write? Is the world they experience different from ours? This project intends to redefine "reading,", and creates an opportunity for people to communicate with the blind. When vision is blocked, other senses will be strengthened. Can we perceive the text without seeing it?

From the 8-year-old blind girl to the famous blind poet Homer, this book contains poems written by the blind, allowing us to get access to their world. The book is printed completely in black ink, the text is extremely tiny and the Braille is also very subtle, different textures on the paper provides the various feelings and express different themes. The cover page represents the sensation or emotion of the poetry using smell and sound and feel. The book is for two people to read together when they facing each other, creating a chance for us and bind people to communicate.


Course description
Printed Matter
with Caroline Rabourdin

This course considers the form of the book as a site for architectural exploration. You will learn about the role of the book in the recording and dissemination of architectural ideas with the treasures of the AA Archive, and also see how artists’ book production from the 60s might inform architectural production. You will learn bookbinding techniques and learn about book production. Ultimately, the aim of the course is to produce your own book or series of books, experimenting with paperspace and its interaction with the reader.





Cellar Door

with Inigo Minns


Cellar Door

with Inigo Minns


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Unnamed Placemark
From imitating Gursky’s photography methods to adding a humorous and odd twists to the work, the authenticity and fiction of the work are constantly reframed. As such, rather than focusing on the image itself, Yuyi began to focus on the way the image was formatted and represented. The process of making the image, becomes the subject of his final work, instead of the imageitself. By projecting the video of the computer screen onto a printed computer desktop image, the boundary between real and illusion is blurred. On one side is the printed image, as an object, while on the other side is a projected movie, which is digital. The two images are placed side by side, creating adialogue, satirizing the so-called reality. The process of creation is no longer a secret hidden behind the work, but has been exposed and hasthe same status as the work. It has in itself become a performance.



Course description
Cellar Door
with Inigo Minns

This course explores the fundamental qualities of drawing and image making. Through a series of tests using different media, students spend 8 weeks exploring how we make images and how we can make them better. Starting with architectural drawing formats as well as works from graphic design and fine art, students will develop a series of strategies for bringing more visual intent, beauty and power to their work. Analysing composition, colour, projection, media, and image making techniques, the aim of this course is to develop a unique drawing language suitable for every student project.