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Published on April 14th, 2016 | by Flipside

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Meet These ECA Graduates: Stars and Homeless People of the Future

 

Every year, the Edinburgh College of Art produces a number of exciting young artists who produce exceptional work in a variety of media. They also produce a great many more future bums, who make terrible, shitty art and have basically no prospect of survival on their own. 

Magnalion Thrump: Magnalion has been studying photography and digital manipulation at the ECA, with his final project addressing the subject of ‘Moss.’ This does not just cover moss the plant, but also Moss the band, Moss Bros suits and the career of Kate Moss. Magnalion combined elements from all these sources of inspiration to make what he calls his ‘Mossteries’, or ‘living landscapes, but not actually alive, they’re just digitally altered photos where Kate Moss is in the band Moss, wearing a suit, and also her body is made of Moss. I’m pretty sure no one has ever done this before.’

Flipside Verdict: HOMELESS

Kate Anastasia Wongle: Kate’s specialty is in painting, which she has done professionally since she was 11. Having got used to using oil and acrylic at such a young age, she has since branched out, and now only paints with the blood of endangered animals, to raise awareness of animal welfare and climate change. Her final piece is a self-portrait eating breakfast, painted with the blood of the last White Rhino.

Flipside Verdict: STAR

Lulu Kahlua: Lulu has been studying performance art at the ECA, and has been making waves in the local artists’ community. These are literal waves, as her final project ‘Body of Water’, an ongoing endeavour, has involved going to a wave machine once a week for four hours, and just floating in the water as it undulates, in an effort to dissolve her ego and simply ‘be the wave’. She records this on a GoPro and releases it every week with a soundtrack of ambient house. Her youtube channel currently has 3 million subscribers.

Flipside Verdict: STAR. Then HOMELESS. Then STAR. Repeat cycle until she is 40 and takes cushy job as an art teacher at a senior school.

Tarquin Gregorio Mostly: Tarquin has spent the last 4 years doodling and smoking weed, but his parents are rich enough to sustain his lifestyle as a useless piece of shit indefinitely, and in the art world that’s pretty fucking important.

Flipside Verdict: STAR

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