Central Saint Martins and The Paris College of Art: two celebrated art institutions in two international cities, brought together by a point of departure; their respective Eurostar stations. Students studying on the Foundation course at both CSM and PCA ask the question: What defines who I am, where I am right now?
Through a series of structured and self-negotiated tasks, selected groups of students from both colleges exchanged ideas, shared lessons, thoughts and processes to create work that transcends their geographic and physical divides. The Alternative Passport project included work in film, photography, fashion, textiles, graphics, sculpture and mixed media.
A finger print and a place; both things that help define us. Embroidered onto a jacket, and not immediately recognisable the fingerprint becomes an abstract element in its size. The addition of longitude and latitude marks lead to further questions. Where? Why? When?