Hi Again Everybody! Its been a while and I know, it is a little late here but I would like to share some of the work of last semesters work with Grant Gibson. The project was a cemetery proposal for New Orleans, the studio objective reads:
”The goal of this studio is to design a place for the remains of the dead. A simple and direct, yet extremely conflicted request. In answering this charge, we will suggest new cultures by addressing the one reality that all those that have come before have met. How societies build for death varies and offers deep and solemn investigations into narrative, identity and form. We will earnestly deal with these topics with light and whimsical hearts. From children’s songs about over consumption to elaborately crafted suits that dance with joy to comical watercolors of organisms living deep inside each of us; we will devour aesthetics that embellish the very thing that our pragmatic program (a cemetery) lacks… life.”
Each student had their own spin on their cemetery proposal. It was a semester filled with heavy intake and consumption of imagery and film that would help develop a sensibility for our own work and move us toward congealing our ideas. We took a trip to New Orleans to further investigate the cemeteries and surrounding culture.
Hope you enjoy!
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