How has your life changed from this time last year?
Minshin Yano, 3rd year Performance Design and Practice: I have less sleeping time.
Becky Cove, 3rd year Performance Design and Practice: I’ve learnt to calm down and cope better under pressure. There was a point last year when I was just running around like a mad woman and just hating the experience. But I feel like now I’ve gotten beyond that. The thought of graduating has made me become aware of how incredible it is to be somewhere I can get up everyday, and be essentially free to do whatever I want. I feel like that is incredibly rare in the world outside art college.
Juliette Placco, 1st year Performance Design and Practice: This time last year, I was also at Central Saint Martins. I was doing Sculpture on Fine Art, and I think PDP is completely different. I thought it was going to be more similar, but it’s a very different process. I’m still a bit lost in it, to be honest, but I’m really happy.
Raphael M Schulenburg, 3rd year Performance Design and Practice: I have become more aware of graduating and having to find my own way — moving into a more professional world, rather than being in a safe environment. In the first few years of university you can get too comfortable, working on projects which are set, and there isn’t much that can go wrong.
Tom Coates, 2nd year Fine Art: I feel like now I’m so much more trusted by my peers and tutors, and that gives you a certain level of self-confidence which naturally grows. I’m much more comfortable working with others, collaborating in professional and nonprofessional ways, and I think that gives us a lot of abilities outside of school.
Leticia Laxon, 2nd year Fine Art: My relationship with the space changed — with painting, starting to perform and using huge spaces: all my artwork is changing.
Sam Shaw, 2nd year Fine Art: My life changes every moment, everyone’s life is changing every moment. Maybe there has been a progression of how I can articulate myself, or the ability to benefit people in my work.
Korallia Stergides, 3rd year Performance Design and Practice: Since last year it’s changed quite… I don’t want to say drastically, but I’ve found a language through which I can communicate, more so than last year.