We would like to share a wonderful news with everyone that 5 of MFACA graduating students are receiving SVA 2013 Alumni Awards this year. The artists include: Min Liu, David Rhoderick, Xun Wang, David Woo and Zhongyuan Zyia Zhang. We are so very proud of every one of you. Below are their Thesis projects:
Min Liu - In the end, I realized… (working title)
This rotoscoping animation reveals Min’s perception of death based on her personal life experience of losing a friend to colon cancer. Min hopes to express death is not as fearsome as it may seem. We shall take it as part of life.
David Rhoderick - Exaptation 1
Exaptation 1 is an exploration of the use of tropisms in plants to convey an expression and message. By creating a numerically controlled environment, a plant will be documented responding to light and watering in its hybrid existence of natural growth and information expression.
Xun Wang - IRON HANS
IRON HANS adapts traditional animation techniques to retell Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, which transport the viewer to Xun’s childhood bedroom when she would listen to books on tapes with her mind drifting between reality and dreams. Here is the blog for this project: http://ironhans.wordpress.com
David Woo - Unhappy Day Part 2
The most recent project, the Unhappy Day part 2 is an expansion of David’s previous video installation. It’s based on his experience being punished in Korean schools. Three sculptures, head, hand, and body, represent emotional destruction, gestural distortion, and physical injury. Each sculpture embeds one or more monitors that displays corresponding themes with motion reactive graphics.
Zhongyuan Zyia Zhang - Light Confusion
Light Confusion is a room-sized immersive installation. With LED lights and ﬂuorescent acrylic panels moving around the space, audiences are guided into a surreal world to feel the existence of “FAKE”, like being lost in a daydreamy world.
Stay tune… we will announce our Thesis Presentation date/time so you can come check out their finished works. To see the complete list of award recipients, please visit the SVA Alumni Society website.