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Clearing

Clearing was a new work presented by UHC as part of Abandon Normal Devices 2012, an energetic regional festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.

A glittering circular chandelier constructed from multiple LED scrolling signs displayed two sets of data collected by the artists on the first day of UCAS clearing.

The data was made up of a complete alphabetical list of all the available places on art and design related courses in the UK, interspersed with the up-to-date fluctuating international stock price of a familiar commodity; Arabica coffee beans.

Installation visitors were served free espresso coffees by volunteer art or design graduates, currently seeking paid work.

Discussion was invited on their own practice, their personal experience of higher education and their hopes for the future.

Commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices