MICA Competitive Scholarship 2016
I. REFLECTION, REFRACTION, DISPERSION
Some thoughts behind the photographs:
Inspired by a question. Today, is the idea of "reflecting" mental or physical?
With a constant thirst for an answer to what's happening, we quench our thirst by checking our cellphones. Deprived from time to reflect, we fill the void with brief intervals and social media. Are we doing any thinking or is thinking being done for us? Is technology causing us to disperse? Nowadays, is reflecting a rare phenomenon?
II & III. WHAT'S A "CONVERSATION" FOR THE MILLENNIALS?
Two still frames from a 2 minute video. Conversation, a short video, depicting artificial communication and "conscious freedom" as a modern tool for teenager's overwhelming arrogance and self regard.
IV. SOLIDS AND LIQUIDS
Experimental glazing. Manipulated forms.
A serie focusing on control and sensation delivered to experiece by the maker.
V. A COUNTY DOWN REMAKE
Two still frames from a remake of County Down by Laura Parnes.
VI. VENUS IN FURS
A digital painting inspired by a quote below:
“So,” Wanda cried, “a woman in furs is nothing more than a large cat, a charged electric battery?”
― Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs
VII. MARTHA'S NEW COMMITMENT
Three still frames from a 2 minute video.
First World Country. Narcissistic. Unattached. Sex obsessed. Born into wealth. Millennials.
The Martha Series deal with 21st century's issues of attachment, responsibility, patience, and liability.
VIII. AN OPPORTUNITY
An inkjet print with two scrinprinted layers. An Opportunity serves as a to-be-mailed invitation and advertisement to a screening of an in progress film.
IX. TAMPON HOLDER
Inspired by The Vagina Monologues play.
A functional object. A decorative coral. A ceramic tampon holder.
A still frame from a 3 minute video art piece titled At the Pond.