colloquium

Have you ever been involved in a conversation so painful you were scraping for excuses to leave? Or found yourself so involved in a discussion you lost track of time? Every day we use our body, voice, and technology to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues. Seventeen senior Graphic Design students would like to invite you to explore these relationships through the use of sight and sound in the exhibit: Colloquium.

Curated by: Markus V. Vogl

EXHIBITION

11/22/10 - 11/30/10

RECEPTION

11/30/10 - 6:30-9:00

ARTIST

Alex Kocher

Alex Kocher

In our contemporary time technology has largely consumed our modern world. With all that man has created it is easy to forget our place among the natural world. However I believe there are still people who see that we are a part of and not separate from this earth. From the typography to the very shape of the sculpture, even down to the fibers, this piece exemplifies the interconnectedness of our world and the life within it.



Reaction Statement: I learned a lot from this show. It was a long time in the making, and I am extremely satisfied with the end result. Although, a week before the installation I wasn't so pleased. Certainly one of the many things that I learned was to give myself ample time to make mistakes. I didn't have any prior experience working with these materials in this way, and for that, the project required more time in the beginning phases of experimentation. It seems to me that time was the biggest issue. If I had started earlier on the experimental trials, I think the last two weeks prior to the installation would have been easier. I also learned a lot about perseverance. There were certainly moments where I wanted to give up, quit and breakdown. The last two weeks were emotional and stressful. It was really important for me to surround myself with positive energy from my friends and family. That may be the most important thing I learned. Positive energy, even in failure, gives you strength to continue. I can thank my friends and family for supporting me throughout this project. I probably wouldn't have been able to finish it without them.