Design and Film, Film and Design

“Film lets us understand reality and how we illustrate reality to others.” – El Ultimo Grito

Easy access to cameras made filming an everyday practice. As an essential tool for design, initially film had been used for the documentation of design processes but it has increasingly become the focus of design practice itself.

This exhibition celebrates the work of Masters students exploring the intersections between design and film as part of a collaborative project between Kingston School of Art, HEAD-Genève and Parsons The New School. Visual essays, exhibition proposals, posters and experimental films use the processes of montage as a non- hierarchical, formally progressive and open structure that brings together theoretical concepts, critical reflection and working practices. The work considers the relationship between design and film, their specific histories, techniques and contexts to reflect on social, political and cultural conditions and the use of film as a tool for world building.