Category Archives: 3D Design

    P Warnell Film

    Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air, a film by Phillip Warnell at the 2014 New York Film Festival

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center has unveiled the programme for the 2014 New York Film Festival. There will be thirteen international programs, with sixty-three film and video works. The festival features short, medium and feature-length works from ground-breaking filmmakers and artists from across the globe.
    This will include a feature-length film by Kingston Associate Professor and Course Director of BA(Hons) Filmmaking and MA Experimental Film Phillip Warnell. The film, “Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air,” is the astonishing story of how a 500lb tiger, an alligator shared a high-rise apartment with Antoine Yates in New York.


    BOUDICCA The Liquid Game, Stanley Picker Gallery

    6 February – 22 March 2014 

    Boudicca is an avant-garde studio, founded in 1997 by Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby, whose innovative work eloquently yet disobediently explores the creative territories between and beyond the worlds of art and design. Initially showing through galleries and exhibition spaces, Boudicca went on to present collections in London and New York, becoming the first independent British fashion house to be invited as a guest member of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2007.

    Boudicca’s fearlessly uncompromising working methods are both meticulously considered and emotionally charged. The duo’s richly researched work takes direct reference from cultural and political history, science and technology, nature and landscape, exploring the tailored silhouette whilst simultaneously exploiting a multitude of new disciplines – including 3D printing, processing, coding, film and chrono-photography – in an effort to examine, re-define, deconstruct and atomise fashion and identity. They strive for all their work to “cause collision and rupture in known landscapes in order to create upheaval”, describing their practice as “a hunt for the invisible…a casting up of all possibilities, experiments, history, identity, design, landscape, sound, body, breath, narrative, to form an alchemic persuasion new to ourselves.”

    For their Stanley Picker Fellowship, Boudicca have been exploring the continued integration of digital imaging and the moving image as expressive mediums within their wider studio practice. Referencing the cultural history of the Gallery’s island-location and the surrounding Hogsmill River – its upstream river banks immortalised in Sir John Everett Millais’ renowned painting Ophelia (1851-52) – The Liquid Game is an immersive audio-visual installation that exploits the architecture of the Gallery, provoking a sensory response in the viewer that highlights their corporal presence in the exhibition space.

    Q&A Event: 6pm Wed 5 March / Main Lecture Theatre, Knights Park Campus
    Boudicca in conversation with Jonathan Faiers, author of Dressing Dangerously: Dysfunctional Fashion in Film

    Find out more.


    TUESDAY 28 FEB 2014

    The best careers in the ‘creative industries’ (including design) do not yet exist – they will be invented from your individual creative ambitions. This symposium will explore the individual and collective implications of this prospect.

    Four external keynote speakers will reflect on their own personal histories as professionals in the design industries, and the extent to which their routes were anticipated, planned or improvised. These speakers will present individually, and then take part in a panel debate in which emerging ideas and themes will be further explored and examined. All this with a view to gaining a deeper understanding of how to create a future from emerging opportunities in the contemporary design industries, and the role of enterprise and entrepreneurialism.

    We are delighted that the symposium will be held at our partner organisation the Institute of Contemporary Arts. All Kingston Design School students benefit from a free ICA membership, giving them discounted access to the events and activities of London’s most dynamic cultural institution.

    Four external keynote speakers each giving a 20-minute presentation reflecting on their own personal histories as professionals in the design industries, and the extent to which their routes were anticipated, planned or improvised.

    Kara Messina

    Bahb ak Hashemi-Nezhad

    Joanna Choukeir

    Andrew Missingham

    A panel discussion with the keynote speakers.

    Drinks in the ICA bar.

    Stanley Picker Gallery. A Measurable Factor Sets the Conditions of its Operation (installation view) 2013.

    The work of the innovative shoe designer and Stanley Picker Fellow Marloes ten Bhömer currently features on the cover of Vogue Italia (August 2013 ) ( Under the title Perfect Pieces the model can be seen wearing ten Bhömer’s Blackfoldedshoe(2010) constructed from a single piece of folded leather, highlighting how the designer’s highly experimental and research-based approach to footwear design is now being embraced by the world of mainstream fashion.

    For London Design Festival (LDF) 2013 ( this September, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is showcasing recent work commissioned through ten Bhömer’s Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University, in which she investigates the ‘woman in motion’ as an engineering problem and the role high heels play in the cultural construction of female identity.  The designer will be discussing her working practice at a special LDF lecture on Monday 16 September at 2pm in the V&A Hochhauser Auditorium (free event; no booking required). Her work will be showing in the Museum’s Fashion Galleries throughout LDF from 14-22 September.

    Entitled A Measurable Factor Sets the Conditions of its Operation this new display continues research staged in an exhibition earlier in the year at Kingston University’s Stanley Picker Gallery, presenting a series of investigative pieces, processes, tests and trials for a new footwear collection informed by engineering principles that purposefully shirks fashion trends and styles, based instead upon ten Bhömer’s extensive research into the structural parameters required to support a foot (in a high-heeled position) whilst in motion. This series of structural, aesthetic and cultural experiments reveal links between rationalised parameters, aesthetic intuition and structural understanding, the new display for LDF relating to objects in the V&A permanent collection. By considering ‘the woman in motion’ as an engineering problem, ten Bhömer exposes and questions the role high heels play in the cultural construction of female identity.