Yūma NaitōGraphic Designer
TITLE:abrakadabraSPECIAL THANKS:Annie Huang
This is an experimental exhibition with the purpose of creating opportunities for dialog within the ArtCenter community regarding our design thinking and approach to school projects. The significance of this project represents how students view honesty and authenticity in our creative process.
The word ‘abracadabra’ is considered to be the most adopted universal phrase that’s pronounced in other languages without translation. The origin of the word is Aramaic: Avrah Kadabra which means “I will create as I speak”, a fitting thing for a magician to say before pulling a rabbit out of his hat.
*work in progress
1) LET ME ASK YOU
BRIEF:A sequential sculpture that uses acrylic sheets to introduce poems, quotes, and short essays about honesty. It’s hard to say and hear honest opinions and this piece takes the idea and expresses it through the material being used. Honesty contains weight, transparency, and is at times hard to see.
2) BS ROLLS
BRIEF:Collections of things that we may have said or heard in the ArtCentercommunity. How can we make this environment better? Is there an opportunity for us to talk about our stances and attitudes without thinking about other people’s judgment? These honest statements are contributed by ArtCenter students.
2) THE TIME & SPACE / U LIE I LIE
BRIEF:The Aymara people, living in the Andes, gesture ahead of themselves when they are talking and remembering things of the past, and gesture backwards when they are talking and remembering about the future. This is because what they know is what they see in front of them and the past is known and is thus, in front of them. For the Aymara people, the future is behind them; unknown and unseen.
Along with the same concept, I wanted to explore how we communicate each other in our class environments. Some of us often lie on purpose on a regular basis. What are the reasons we lie? Is it to protect and not to hurt others? Or is it for yourself? What is the most important thing in your creative process?