What is a song?
What constitutes a musical piece?
Third year students were recently asked to consider these questions in an experimental project brief named ‘Sly Mongoose’. Covering narrative and abstract drawing/printmaking, as well as an element of design and production, this brief asked students to select five thematically linked songs and create a package or collection of artefacts and images to accompany them.
Just as in prose and poetry, songs are written about events, politics, emotions and narratives, and students were asked to explore how the form and content of their chosen songs might inform their image making decisions.
Have a look at some of the results below!