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


11/22/10 - 11/30/10


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


Ashley Matejka and Kevin Stalder

Ashley Matejka and Kevin Stalder

Verbal Vibrations is an interactive display of how volumes of sounds are perceived. This project should engage students and visitors in testing/experimenting with how volumes of sound affect everyday conversations. Viewers will be able to speak into a microphone and see different quotes on a screen. Each quote is from a famous TV show, movie, song or person. The quotes will be comedic, angry or loving. This will allow the viewers to see how different tones of their voice affect what is really beingsaid.

Reaction Statement: We have learned just how hard it is for artists to set up an art show. We experienced first hand that when displaying an interactive multimedia piece you must always plan for the worst. It seems that art exhibitions are mainly for fine arts, such as painters, but we learned that Graphic Design can be considered fine art and can have a successful art exhibition. Sometimes an art exhibition can only go on for a couple of days and the hard work that has went behind it can go unappreciated. We have experienced all the hard work that goes behind an art exhibition. Every little detail needs to be thought of and accounted for. Not only did we have to have our individual pieces done, but we also had to get collateral, postcards and posters, and the website ready for the art exhibition. This experience has given us a greater appreciation of what other artists have to go through in order to put on a successful show. Click here to view our video on YouTube