Work No. 734; The Graduate

The Graduate
The Graduate
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Street cleaner with backdrop of recently closed main Post Office ( inevitable Royal Mail privatization consequence  ). Comment on the massive increase in Zero Hours contracts and the lack of job opportunities even for university-educated young people, due to repressive employment law combined with corporate take-over (theft) of longstanding British public institutions and services for shareholder/management profit, resulting in a second-rate high-cost service for the long-suffering public.


We learned this particular young man, from a northern working class background, had left uni’ after having gained a BA Hon. in graphic design and applied to Central St.Martins in London, intending to pursue a career in fine art. He was requested to send in a portfolio of  work along with the application within a month, but after one week and before he could gather a selection of work ready to be dispatched, he received a notification from St.Martins to thank him for his portfolio, but “on this occasion his application was unsuccessful”. He naturally informed them by return that he hadn’t yet sent anything. He duly received a request to send his application off at the earliest convenience. This he did a few days later.
After a few more days the portfolio was returned with the identical tersely-phrased letter of rejection.

So now, this highly talented guy is pushing garbage bins around north London whilst finding only occasional low-paid zero hours jobs in high street print & photocopy shops available to him; while privately-educated cloistered and clueless children of Hampstead art directors get free tickets to a life of well-renumerated ease on the arts & media gravy train and having to steal ideas from elsewhere to justify their false positions.


This is the way the rigged system works ( doesn’t work). C. St.Martins in particular is a den of inequality, cronyism and nepotism. Of the old maxim, ” it’s not what you know but who you know“, these London art school institutions are outstanding archetypes.

 Links forward to Work 903; The Oxbridge Doors to Equal Opportunity

 

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  1. Pingback: London Dada Work No. 904; The Oxbridge Doors to Equal Opportunity | LONDON DADA

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