Last Wednesday, I went to “Making Strange” exhibition in Fowler Stranger of artist Vivan Sundaram. My first impression on the exhibition was a unique fashion that many mannequins were wearing. Most of garment designs were made from recycled materials and medical supplies such as hospital bandages, surgical masks or X-ray film. Some mannequins were dissembled in many broken parts and randomly painted with gray color, which actually gave me a sudden scare. The exhibition is a combination of two projects: Gagawaka and Postmortem.
I went to see the ‘Making Strange’ show on this Wednesday and it was definitely an eye opening experience. It is very interesting how Sundaram is pulling these semi-recycles semi-medical materials together with his value of aesthetics and meanings of life. I can see how Sundaram is really into human anatomy, but I’m also fascinated by how his angle of view the human bodily system and appreciate his cultural references.
On Thursday, I went to see the "Making Strange" exhibit by Vivan Sundaram at the Fowler Museum. This exhibit was a combination of the artist's two projects, "Gagawaka" and "Postmortem." Some of the pieces seemed like part of a "medical" fashion line, where medical supplies such as orthopedic supports, surgical masks, and elastic bandage wraps, were incorporated into garments.
On Wednesday I carved some time out of my day to attend the Making Strange exhibit at the Fowler museum. I knew the exhibit would intrigue me after I read the description of the exhibit on the wall.
Today I headed of the to Fowler Museum to check out Vivan Sundaram’s installation of 2 through provoking bodies of work. The making strange exhibit united Sundaram’s first project, Gagawaka, with a second project, Postmortem.
Location: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library- Special Collections
Today, I visited the exhibit in the Fowler Museum called "Making Strange: Gagawaka + Postmortem" by Vivan Sudaram. The artist presented this jointed idea of intertwining the human body and fashion by displaying sculptural garments made out of medical supplies and recycled materials (tubes, rubber, plastic).
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At the State of the Environmental Humanities seminar, distinguished speakers from around the world presented their perspectives and opened the floor to discussion on their recent works-in-progress. Catriona Sandilands addressed the intersection between ecology and politics in “Some F Words for the Environmental Humanities: Feralities, Feminisms, Futurities.” She focused on a strip of land in Canada dubbed The Strip, which was recently transformed from a chemical and garbage dump to a feral landscape straddling the border between artificial urbanity and natural wilderness.
Vivan Sundaram’s exhibition Making Strange at the Fowler Museum displays his unique style through a fictional brand of “strange” haute couture. The exhibition consists of two works, Gagawaka and Postmortem, both of which depict a fascination with the human form and anatomy. To Sundaram, mannequins are plain and boring.
Returning to Clarissa Ribeiro’s ideas regarding fundamental entanglement made me once again realize how two seemingly independent objects or ideas can be intimately connected in a way that is not initially obvious. There mere fact that Ribeiro’s understanding of such concepts as fundamental entanglement and quantum theory could be presented in the form of an art gallery is proof of art’s connection to a myriad of other disciplines.
Today, I attended the Unfolding Clusters exhibit produced by Federico Vis and Giovanni Dothel in collaboration with Duncan Williams and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research from Plymouth University. The exhibit was a model of the ALS pathophysiology shown through music and visual media. It was held in the UCLA Art Science Center on the 5th floor in the same room we have visited in previous classes.