PROVA 4 Launch
30 June 2018 | 6pm
Peckham Liberal Club, 24 Elm Grove SE15 5DB
PROVA 4 is the fourth issue of the annual RCA Arts & Humanities Research Journal, bringing together a collection of writing and artwork by research students and staff in the School of Arts & Humanities (SoAH) at the Royal College of Art. The journal also features six chapters highlighting work produced by the RCA's Arts & Humanities Research Groups in 2017/18: '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.
In the tradition of bespoke shoemaking, a prova is used to test whether or not the shoe fits. Shaped around the basic model of a human foot that is referred to as a last, this pilot footwear enables a trial of the compatibility between flesh and material. Born from the last, the prova is a first. Stemming from an Italian word meaning to try and test, evidence and proof: PROVA feels like a good fit to describe the conversations, speculations and encounters that have taken place over the past year in SoAH Research.
The event will feature a pub quiz & party, as well as a DJ set by Alpha ( A-Z ) & guests. Please RSVP at: [email protected]
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.
PROVA 4 includes contributions from Cradeaux Alexander, Adjoa Armah, Dorothy Armstrong, Sharon Boothroyd, Catharine Cary, Juan Cruz, Chantal Faust, Jacqueline Felstead, Rebecca Fortnum, Marita Fraser, Johnny Golding, Kristina Horne, Åsa Johannesson, Sarah Eliza Kelly, Vicky Kim, Giorgos Kontis, Clair Le Couteur, Marianne Mulvey, Xiaoyi Nie, Emily Öhlund, Freya Pocklington, Gareth Proskourine-Barnett, Charan Singh, Emma Szewczak-Harris, Adam J B Walker, Despina Zacharopoulou and the SoAH Research Groups: Absurdity, Disorder, Documents, Entanglement, Fiction and Politicised Practice.