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

Sanjin Rosic

Sanjin Rosic

War all the time! How many conversational topics can that word, "WAR" ignite? How does a generation that lived through such a brutal conflict view war? I am in a unique position to document opinions on war by listening to the people that lived through it. My piece is an audio book exploring thoughts of a generation that spent their youth dodging bullets. What did my peers think of warfare then? How do they feel about it today? Join me, as I hope to enlighten you on a quickly forgotten conflict and maybe spark conversations on the current one.



Reaction Statement:
Colloquium exhibit was a cathartic experience for me because it allowed me to exercise my design skills, venture into a bit of traditional art, but more importantly it was an emotional release. Putting it all together was a challenge because it involved a bit of people management and printing arrangements. Presentation was also problematic at first but proved to be the least difficult. I did not have any experience working with audio and I quickly learned how tedious and complicated for a novice editor it could be. Graphically, presenting it was a problem because of so many images and ideas swirling, but having to keep editing myself and eliminating things proved beneficial.
Ultimately, I am satisfied with the end product. Maybe the writing is not proficient, recording is not ideal, or the theme is slightly unfocused but the idea resonates and judging by the reaction that I am getting, people are moved and conversing about it. Throughout the semester, Markus helped me narrow down some ideas and for that I owe him a big thanks. My classmates have been great to me throughout the semester, big ups to them! Most importantly, I want to thank my friends, brothers Aleksandar, Goran, Sinisa, and Ogi. Without them this project would be a bust.



links to audio mp3's


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