18-23 April 2017
STAMPS School of Art & Design Work Commons
In our current sociopolitical climate lies an extreme disconnect between our internal and external realities. What occurs in our external reality inevitably affects us internally, and how in turn we interact with one another. While our thoughts, actions, and desires lie in constant flux, we seek refuge in the deconstruction of our own internal conflicts.
The ARTDES 400"Experiments In Architecture, Installation & Painting" class invites all dreamers, nihilists, and cynics to "Sentimental Deconstruciton: Three Levels of Deconstruction". Join us for refreshments to celebrate the opening of our new installation! We have been working all semester to transform the School of Art and Design's work commons. We would love for you to come and enjoy the new environment we have created! The piece will be installed from April 18th to April 23rd.
Opening Reception: 5-8pm Tuesday, April 18th
This level of consciousness is just below the surface, a more dream-like state of the external world influencing the internal. It is full of experiences and memories, and external influences that may not be readily at the forefront of our minds when making decisions or interacting with the world around us, but are there and have their influence all the same.
DE-CONSCIOUSNESS is a collaborative installation created by a collective of students attending the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. The installation was done within their studio "Experiments in Architecture, Installations, and Painting" under the instruction of Robert Platt and Roland Graf with the assistance of Laura Magnusson.
The students call themselves "The 12 Angry Art Students," and they are as follows: Abigail Barrera, Adrian Bazbaz, Mallory Donahue, Jonathon Downing, Dara Firoozi, Erica Gavan, Gabrielle Graves, Adrian Hanna, Benjamin Leigh, Hannah Mabie, James Mackin, and D Wang Zhao.
This level of consciousness is a heightened level of clarity where our deepest thoughts, desires, and memories exist below our awareness. The superconscious is not limited by what the present moment and external world hold, and does not rely on the physical world. It is a continuous, infinite space.
This level of consciousness has to do with the here and now: what you are aware of and thinking about currently. It guides the task at hand and your daily decisions. It makes you productive or unproductive. It is the internal self interacting with the physical external world.