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Art graduate creates a new multimedia art environment at UCLan

01 August 2013

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Grandfather of pop art inspires Rebecca  

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) art graduate Rebecca Allam took inspiration from Kurt Schwitters to create a truly multimedia art environment at the University’s art show earlier this summer.

The 23-year-old from Essex wanted to reject passive viewing and create a final year project that evoked a reaction from its audience and encouraged their participation.

‘Structures’ is a project of mammoth proportions and used recycled materials such as wood and chicken wire.

It also allowed Rebecca to experiment with different materials and colours in a bid to achieve the desired effect with regard to audience reaction and interaction.

“Structures has definitely had the desired effect, and everyone that has viewed it has been compelled to look inside and touch the structure – which is exactly what I wanted.”

Rebecca said: “Kurt Schwitters has been named as the grandfather of pop art, multimedia art and post-modernism.

“I wanted to create something that embodied his thinking and step outside the comfort zone of using paint or pencil to create something artistic.

“Structures has definitely had the desired effect, and everyone that has viewed it has been compelled to look inside and touch the structure – which is exactly what I wanted.”