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Puppetry Sound Design

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In studying a form of southeast asian performance, “Wayang Kulit,” our class was tasked to put on a shadow puppetry performance, imbued with a modern technological element. Our shows would use traditional Balinese or Javanese puppets, made from dyed leather, and we learned techniques to manipulate them. The modern technological element I included in my performance was an elaborate sound design, including music and sound effects, most of which I built or modified myself. I used a program called QLab to assemble and organize my sound cues.        

Suspended Communication

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This project, a hanging wood-and-wire sculpture onto which I projected words.  I ideated and constructed it in response to a multifaceted prompt that included demonstrating a concept I had learned, assembling cosmetic features of our pieces–patterns, segments, media, etc.–into groups of three or six. Here, the projector displays a looping .GIF over my structure so that the content of the iMessage-like text bubbles would cycle rapidly through visual examples of communication (e.g. a clipping from an ASL learner’s manual, a video of smoke signals from the Vatican).  

nostalgia

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I decided to explore light and projection, showcasing nature photos and videos onto moving sheets, using those clips to create a psychedelic music video.

Confused?

By Eric Tiu

“Confused?” is a children’s educational television show that is distributed over the internet and aired locally on WOUBII. The show is produced entirely by students under the blanket organization AVW Productions. Each episode consists of separate segments all pertaining to an overarching theme. These segments are broken up by banter performed by our three hosts. Early in the semester we came up with the idea of doing a live show for our latest episode, which was all about how people predict the weather. The banter would be performed by our hosts live on stage in front of the audience, while the pre-recorded segments would play on a screen in between the banter. The ambition of doing such a project was nearly unparalleled in AVW history, especially considering how small our crew is compared to other AVW shows. After weeks of brainstorming and negotiating, we received...

Anxious Unease

By Nicole Krystofik

Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior. It is the emotionally unpleasant feelings of dread over something unlikely to occur. It is a feeling of fear, worry, and uneasiness, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only personally seen as menacing. Anxiety is often accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, problems in concentration, and muscular tension. My goal for this video is to not only encompass the emotions and feelings one goes through while enduring an anxiety attack, but to also allow the viewer to visually experience the causes and affects of anxiety. Additionally, the audio track accompanying the video is used to contribute to the sense of anxiety and fear felt among the viewer while watching.    

Catch and Release

By Mateo Galvano

In a series of installations that included drawings, photographs and assemblages alongside sculpture and a recorded sound composition, Ohio University School of Art + Design MFA, Mateo Galvano, presented a thesis exhibition entitled ‘Catch and Release’ which occurred April 2014 at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, Ohio. Galvano works across disciplines that extend beyond traditional forms to include collages of sound, sculpture, photography, installation and creative writing. In an examination of formal and conceptual tensions between iterations of representation and abstraction, Galvano considers themes of absence, translation, damage, and memory. The artist explored both language and its breakdown with his work, ‘Inheritance’, in which sculptural installation is accompanied by a recorded sound composition featuring indecipherable lyric texts. In Galvano’s...

#Homecoming

By Kyle Kresge

#Homecoming is a continuation of a body of work that deals with my response to visiting my hometown after a nine-year absence. This research furthers my understanding of the cultural and economic demographic of my childhood of lower middle class suburbia. Photographing locations in and around my hometown has evoked memories which helps contextualize my understanding of self within society and of where I came from. The title of this piece is a play on the slogan from the university of my hometown, one that conveys a collective mentality yet a miscommunication of a larger conversation.        

Analogous

By Maddie Cupp

Though accessibility is an essential consideration in other areas of design, the accessibility of enjoyment in visual design is lacking. This Braille learning device metaphorically closes the gap between visual and tactile language in design by physically completing a circuit between two points. Just as the completion of the circuit sparks a dialogue between two devices, the marriage of visual typography and Braille creates a relationship between people — the receivers of these two languages. This device is designed to embody universal enjoyment. By activating multiple senses (touch, sound, and sight) the user’s experience becomes more vivid as the pathways between the senses spark to life. When these two languages unite, Braille is able to exist as a beautiful formal element as well as a functional one and can be enjoyed by all as a leading element in design.      ...

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