Şenay Camgöz (MA Live Art) tells us about her work and highlights at QMUL…
I am an artist and filmmaker developing my creative practice.
Tell us about your time at QMUL. What have been your highlights?
The highlight was a screening of my short film, ‘Introducing HALA’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Friday Late event in April 2019.
How has your course at Queen Mary helped you to progress into the world outside? What’s next?
I am half way through my MA in Live Art and have already had the chance to share my work with a wider public. The practical support I have received at Queen Mary University has helped me to promote my work on social media networks. Through QMUL I had the chance to screen my work at a major national museum which has given me the confidence to seek opportunities to share my work more widely.
Aside from course content what have been your favourite elements of the experience of studying here as a whole? (societies/friends/community/values)
Practical workshops have been very useful, in particular, the DIY Life Skills workshop on using Photoshop.
Tell us about your life outside Queen Mary including any projects, ambitions or jobs you’ve had.
The essay writing I have been doing as part of my MA has inspired me to write more and I am currently taking part in a collaborative writing project with other arts and humanities students.
What could be improved to enhance future students’ experience at Queen Mary?
More practical workshops on how to approach institutions with a view to sharing work and advice on writing applications for residencies.