Drama graduate work selected for The Wrong Degree Show 2020

Second Liver

SecondLiver_2 Company, created by recent School of Arts graduates Geo Barcan, BA (Hons) Drama and Film with a Placement Year, and Aida Sharaf, BA (Hons) Drama and Film, has had their virtual immersive experience Second Liver selected for The Wrong Degree Show 2020.

The Wrong Degree Show is an annual online exhibition, open to participation, to showcase shows by graduating art students of schools and universities around the world.

Second Liver is a vibrant virtual immersive experience inspired by 90s net art. It is based in a virtual club where each floor tackles different social issues in an enjoyable way, and the viewer is faced with the chance to make decisions that will navigate their way through each floor. The work was curated by Dr Philip Hager and was created during the DR678: Creative Project module, convened by Dr Sophie Quirk, Senior Lecturer in Drama.

Aida and Geo aim to integrate their cultural backgrounds, such as language, folkloric elements, traditions, and political issues from their countries, into their work. They creatively address contemporary issues in unique, groundbreaking ways, such as challenging the mediums they work with, creating immersive virtual and physical experiences, ensuring accessibility to different groups of people, and using critical thinking as a starting point.

Second Liver is available here – please note that the site has some flashing images: