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28 June 2018 to 1 July 2018

Various locations

FLIGHT MODE marks the second year of a cross-School MPhil and PhD research platform initiated by the RCA's School of Arts and Humanities.  Following on from last year's the hugely successful Daybreak, the postgraduate researchers return to Peckham for another experimental set of off-site events, taking place across three sites. Interweaving curatorial collaboration, performance, live event and open-mic symposium alongside the launch of the research journal PROVA, FLIGHT MODE plays with and around a multitude of research imperatives, provoked by the dystopic politics of our contemporary times and includes contributions from over 40 research students.  

Events will start at the Asylum, a disused nineteenth-century chapel on Asylum Road. Here you will be invited to attend live performances, video screenings, ghostings, brain wave/ artificial intelligence happenings, before arriving for the private view at the nearby Assembly Point Gallery. The researchers will also host the launch of PROVA the School's research journal, the School's annual research journal, as well as an open mic event and social at the Peckham Liberal Club, including the much-anticipated Epistemological: say what? Pub Quiz! 

FLIGHT MODE invites the public to share in the vast range of ideas, approaches and practices that represent current contemporary arts and humanities research.  At the RCA this has developed along six research trajectories: 'Absurdity', led by Dr Chantal Faust; 'Disorder', led by Jordan Baseman; 'Documents', led by Professor Olivier Richon; 'Entanglement', led by Professor Johnny Golding; 'Fiction', led by Professor Rebecca Fortnum and 'Politicised Practice', led by Dr Mel Jordan.

Of FLIGHT MODE, second year researcher Sharon Boothroyd writes: 'Following the sparks of last year's inaugural research show, researchers at the Royal College of Art have come together again to invite you into the glorious chaos of our research activity. What we present to you in FLIGHT MODE is a conversation in pause. Having thrown the ball up in the air we wait for it to land, watching it arc and form its descent together.'

Performances: 28 June, 4–7pm
Caroline Garden’s Chapel, London SE15 2SQ

FLIGHT MODE Assembly Point
Opening: 28 June, 7–10pm
Exhibition: 29 June, – 1 July 10am – 6pm
Live Interventions: 1 July, 4–6pm
49 Staffordshire Street, London SE15 5TJ

FLIGHT MODE Peckham Liberal Club
Launch: 30 June, 6pm – 12am
PROVA 4 launch, pub quiz & party
DJ set by Alpha (A–Z) & guests
RSVP [email protected]
24 Elm Grove, London, SE15 5DB 

This event is part of the RCA Show 2018, a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from over 800 art and design postgraduate students.

Cradeaux Alexander / Rana Al Ogayyel / Adjoa Armah / Wayne Binitie / Juliette Blightman / Sharon Boothroyd / Anja Borowicz / Desmond Brett / Catharine Cary / Aki Pao-Chen Chiu / Emma Somerset Davis / Caroline Douglas / Jacqueline Felstead / Shannon Forrester / Marita Fraser / Åsa Johannesson / Sarah Kelly  / Vicky Kim / Julian Lass / Lola Lasurt / Christina Mamakos / Maria Gafarova / Mayra Martin Ganzinotti / Finlay McInally / Nicholas Middleton / Liz K Miller / Ruidi Mu / Liz Murray / Anna Nazo / Joana Maria Pereira / Gareth Proskourine-Barnett / Alison Rees  / Cole Robertson / Ilona Sagar / Kyung Hwa Shon / Armelle Skatulski Emily Sparkes / Dario Srbic / Adam J B Walker / Frances Young  / Despina Zacharopoulou