The Big 3
This year’s showcase took on a new form as we learned about installation art and considered new ways to share and experience art. Through cross-curricular explorations that touched on themes such as measurement, shape and space, weather, electricity, community, and more, we created a collection of installations under the theme of “The Big Three.” The Big Three represent the senses of touch, sight and sound. We asked guests to participate in an immersive journey through a transformed space in order to share our experiences through the lens of human connectivity. Using sculpture and technology, students attempted to entertain and enlighten with our creations, while asking the question, “What sensory experiences activate your Big Three?”
As a visual artist, I'm a little biased... but this was by far my favourite project of the year! Students explored installation art as a type of art, and filled Doherty Hall with installations they made that interacted with the Big 3 senses: Touch, Sound, Sight. From monochromatic portraits that used AR technology to come to life, to an inflatable camping scene with the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors, to a full living room set made of the strangest and most tactile materials we could find, to a basement sound installation where visitors could create their own chords using original sounds, this show had it all. Of course, some of the biggest draws were the sparkling juice and cookie station, and the performance artists who worked out of fortune teller booths and dispensed original poetry based on the senses.
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