‘Feet on the ground head in the sky’ joined the dots between the shared interests of three graduates, exploring ideas of place and the natural world. Featuring performance, video, photography and installation the exhibition aimed to root us in our immediate surroundings, whilst prompting us to consider our own internal mental landscapes. The name of the exhibition was taken from Talking Heads’ 1983 hit ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’.
‘Feet on the ground head in the sky’ was the climax of ‘The Graduate Project’, a three month programme run by Modern Painters, New Decorators. Across August, September and October three Loughborough University School of Creative Arts graduates took part in a residency, digital mentoring and an exhibition opportunity to help overcome some of the barriers created for students in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resulting exhibition sought not to replicate a degree show exhibition, but to give the artists a chance to collaborate with others, develop their practice under new circumstances and begin a career in the arts.
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