MED 160, park v square
In our final project for this course, my partner Jor and I created a montage piece which compared the two of the most important, yet unique pieces of NYC. Central Park, a place where many New Yorkers find a few moments of solace and peace and Times Square, where the party’s at! We tried to share our experiences at both locations with a mixture of framing and filming techniques with special attention to the meanings of shapes and the way angles can tell a story. Moreover, my partner Jor, enhanced the experience with music to add texture to our scenes.
Med 160, Jor Audio Interview
In this project, I interviewed my classmate, Jor, on his journey to coming back to education in his late 30s after almost a 15-year break and how his life as a gay man who belongs to a religious Christian family impacted his view of life and the importance of education within it.
Med 160, Forbidden Stair – Portrait of a Space
In this project, we tried to capture the forbidden staircase of the 14th floor of Hunter North. Through the images and scribbles, you’ll find stories untold of students and faculty who found moments of solace in the eerily serene steps. Their emotions and passions expressed through the art and words they put together.
Med 160, Assignment #2
For my sound assignment, I went to the DUMBO area and took a stroll through the residential area before finally seating myself in front of the water overlooking the city at sunset. It’s been a while since I walked somewhere like that alone and without my headphones in my ears, I felt even more vulnerable than normal. However, I immediately felt present in the space I was experiencing in that moment because all the tiny noises called my attention from the wind to car doors opening and shutting in a the quiet and solemn neighborhood. As I walked through the brownstones, I didn’t miss the tiny animals that roamed through…
Med 160, Creative Statement
Nothing fascinates me more than the human experience and being able to communicate it in a way that incites an emotional response from someone who never went through it. I hope to create art of every form that can move others in ways they never thought they could before. When I look at the works of art that I connected with the most, the ones that left deep indents in my idea of what it meant to tell a story, I find those storytellers pulled me in and overwhelmed me with a connection of emotion. That’s what I want my work to be about. Regardless of being small or big,…