[Media]ted Reality

Posted on: March 27, 2017
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Through this piece, as in my practice, it is my attempt to intervene with the framework of our awareness. To design something that will force its participants into a process of considering its construction; a mimetic performance of visual information and sensory intake. It is my goal to communicate the idea that everything we regularly encounter is constructed in the same fashion as I, here, am acting out. By questioning formations housed within the barrage of visual information ceaselessly acted upon us, I am attempting to deconstruct my relation to the world as a designer. What is the difference between experiential reality and consensus reality, can we emerge from this dictatorial frame of mediated interpretation, and is it possible to design towards a framework that sets that reversal in motion? My experience with installation and exhibition design is bolstered by a healthy yearning for the big and bold. Hand-cut vinyl accompanied my poster in the exhibition space, which was hung by magnets set into strips of birch and mounted by cleats onto the wall.

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Mollie Ennis

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BFA Alumni

Major: Graphic Design

Graduation Year: 2017

Artist Statement:

My work investigates the feedback loop that causes people to make decisions based on the body. I am interested in the way we interact with our environment, and the design decisions which can affect response. I concentrate on the didactic processes of design, studying the way our bodies learn, perpetuate, and advance through interaction with tangible reality and haptic experience.
I focus my attention on systems, patterns, and schematic organizations already in place that cause people to behave in a specfic way.
I value my ability to move across diciplines, aligning myself with collaborators, applying design methodologies, and developing an understanding of new tools and materials, as well as new practices and techniques.