Biomaterials

There have always been two lines under Biomaterials that fascinates me. One is the research that is primarily done for health, where the article of the heart vessels made out of spinach leaves hits right on the spot. I guess it talks directly with the notion that everything in nature is connected and we are closer in structure as with any other leaving been. And the second one is all the uses for architecture, like the bricks made out of fungi or the domes that are made using silk caterpillars. It gave me an idea of what if instead of this fantasy of cyborg superhumans, were metal, circuit and metals have been part of our imagination; the reality moved more to a holistic relationship. What if our hearts and houses were restored by caterpillars?

 

Free guns!

– Nathier Fernandez, Amitabh Shrivastava, Nick Wallace-

 

 

This was a simple project with a slight political tone. The sign read “Free (water) Guns! – No Background Checks!!”. We got 25 squirt guns and lay them on the table with this sign. Seeing adults turn into kids was well worth the effort!

The project had just two parts- the sign and the squirt guns. Perhaps unsurprisingly both had issues! The sign kept falling down in the wind and the quirt guns ran out of the water. We had to make runs for duct tape and water bottles. So, it was a humbling experience in field trials and being prepared.

4 stars- Will try again.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch [Group interpretation]

-Aidan Nelson, Alexandra Lopez, Nathier Fernández & Sam Hains-

 

One Simple Sentence
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is about a painful quest for wholeness.

One Complex Sentence
Hedwig And The Angry Inch is about repairing the sense of self which fractures in the face of trauma.

Three to Five Sentence version of the story
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is about a genderqueer rock musician retelling the story of her life on stage. She relives the pain of trying to find completeness through the conditional love of others: an emotionally absent mother, a botched sex change operation, and the betrayal of her musician protégé. We are left with a vision of an individual overcoming of the painful divisions in her self to become whole.

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Our world

This collage represents our current visual thinking about our world. We are considering a failed ‘norse mythological’ musical such as Beowulf or ‘Revenge of the Vikings’.

Image research

Hedwig’s stage

 

Failed musical [Norse mythology]

 

On stage setup/exit door  [While Hedwig is making her show]

 

Inspiration