Marion Fink Royal College of Art London United Kingdom – I Used to Be a Design Student

GERMAN

Marion Fink

STUDENT YEARS

7

A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE + A SINGLE WARNING TO A DESIGN STUDENT

Keep it simple + Don’t mix ideas

FAVOURITE FOOD THEN

Hummus, and the soups and spicy sauces of my Korean flatmate

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION THEN

Computer + Sony camera

YEAR OF PROJECT

1999

STUDENT PROJECT BRIEF

Self-initiated movingimage studies

COLLEGE

Royal College of Art, London (United Kingdom)

TUTOR(S)

Margaret Calvert (see pp. 150–153)

COLLABORATOR(S)

Ben Duckett

TECHNOLOGY

Sony Mini DV handycam

TIME SPENT

1 month

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

The simplicity of framing a space, leading the viewer’s eye and adding iconic value.

OUTCOMES

Learning by doing.

ANYTHING ELSE

Ideas come more easily without a concrete brief in your mind.

PROJECT SIMILARITIES THEN AND NOW

The conceptual and formal approach of the frame (as described above) as a cultural symbol for giving something a meaning or even calling it art.