RCA Visual Communication Students respond to CHALKUP21



On Sunday 26th October ’17, a handful of RCA Visual Communication students (Zhongfu Su, Emma Harry, Tae Ho Kim and Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu) were taken along a section of CHALKUP21 by Jamie Jenkinson (whose research walk is documented here), in which they chose to walk from Deal through to Dover. The students and Jenkinson made response to the walk through drawings, photographs and videos as they went. Below is a selection of the material they made, beginning in a wet and windy Deal, into glorious sunshine as they approached the lights of Dover.

Sound of Tide 05, Tae Ho Kim

White House by the Sea, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Pebble Beach, Jamie Jenkinson

Experimental Linked, Tae Ho Kim

From Deal to Dover, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Seaweed, Emma Harry

Flint, Emma Harry

Fluorescent Jogger, Jamie Jenkinson

Photo credit, Emma Harry

On the Way to Dover, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Dover Chalk Drawings, Emma Harry


left to right:

Natural Textures, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

On-the-spot Landscape Drawing, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Dover Harbour in the Distance, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Photography and Drawing, Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu

Light and Exposure 01, Tae Ho Kim

IMG_1352, Zhongfu Su

Photo credit, Emma Harry

Photo credit, Emma Harry

Photo credit, Emma Harry

Final statement from Nick Shih-Hsien Hsu:

To me, it was definitely an unforgettable tour which explored the beauty of the British landscape by walking from Deal to Dover. The journey started from the sound of the waves crashing against the pebble beach, then headed for the splendid white cliff in the distance. While I was walking on the path of the white cliff, the smell of the grass and the sound of wind soon reminded me about my memory of going mountain climbing this summer with friends. It seemed like standing at a transmitting point, once the trigger was pulled, the flashback soon transported me back to the depth of my previous beautifully imprinted memories, causing a specific sense of ‘Place Lag’. I appreciated this amazing walking tour and decided to discover more sensational celebrations based on the relationship among landscapes, people and memories.

Many thanks to South Eastern for their help with this activity.