3 days of interviews at Norwich University of the Arts – I really enjoy the process of interviewing and feel that I personally work hard at making it a positive experience for the candidates. This is due to the many terrible experiences I have had where the interviewers see it as a combat zone rather than a space to explore opportunities (especially the student who often sees it as a point scoring contest, not the way to get the best from a candidate). This is on top of a really interesting ‘carousel’ process that NUA have instigated. The system includes time for everybody; candidates, interviewer, student and support staff to talk, find their best and reflect - really excellent. I’m already looking forward to working with the individuals we have offered places to next year.
I’ve been following Casey Neistat http://casey.nyc/ for a while but wanted to share his thoughts on education - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWaQM38Pzf0 2:49 mins in Casey’s advice to students is excellent -
And then there’s the music – an eclectic mixed bag - a little scary - but isn’t that the point - girlpool blah blah blah blah - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWqzp3JGrRY enjoying the fractured cut up of barney khan - https://soundcloud.com/futuregarage/barney-khan-apakon-edmcom-premiere old school knob twiddling from CLAP RULES - "123 cantyousee - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFEJ97rP588
back to the brutality of mumdance logos with hall of mirrors -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8e4Zg3c1oE so slow its almost pulled over- dirty and bad - unlock the swag rae sremmurd- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM7IprQO82U A slow burn from Levon Vincent - Woman is The Devil- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1AjHY93Sbg
Finally the film made by the crafts council for parallel practices is on line - http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/articles/parallel-practices-1?utm_source=Crafts+Council+Newsletter+%28via+craftscouncil.org.uk%29&utm_campaign=945fe31d5c-Crafts_Council_News_February_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_04051a3fb3-945fe31d5c-85097149