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

Eric Schwendler

Eric Schwendler

The human mind is complex, unique, and a very personal substance that is responsible for emotions, instincts, and perceptions. This piece illustrates what happens in a person's mind right before they speak. It shows what influences a person's opinions and even how the subconscious can effect what a person will say. We are influenced by many things every day but it is essentially up to the individual what they want to think and believe... or is it?



Reaction Statement: In putting on a show I feel I have learned a great deal about how this side of the art world works. Collaborating with the entire class taught me how to compromise with other people on one single vision and also that nothing will be the way I want it to if I don'tsay anything. There are more steps than I realized when it comes to the show in its entirety; it was awesome that not only did each individual have total control over their piece but the class as a whole had total control over the name of the show, its theme, the posters and postcards, and its identity. I feel individually that having a say in these things helped me to design my piece to fit into the show and go along with the overall theme. As far as my piece itself goes, I was satisfied overall with the outcome and Ifeel it is a direct reflection on the way I think and feel. I do think that if I could have done it again there are things I would do differently such as not print at kinko's, and also figure out a way to stabilize the screens a little more and make them look a little more professional. Also the type could have looked better, I feel that a handmade stencil would have been better than a store-bought one. As far as the images go, they turned out exactly as I imagined, there were a few minor problems with the tiling but overall I am satisfied with them and I feel like they make the piece and give the viewer something to relate and react to. The images are somewhat general but at the same time could relate specifically to someone's subjective experiences. I love how the piece relates to the wall and the shadows are a nice effect that is created by the interaction of the screens with the light. In conclusion, I feel I took risks with this piece mainly because I knew that this may be thelast time I get a chance to do something that involves more than a printer or a domain name. I enjoyed being able to build my piece and really put myself into it and also scare myself to death knowing that I can not just push apple-z and reprint it.