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Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Fragments from quotidian sensory experience conjure memories from personal history. Vague manifestations of feelings become interpretations of memories, which are investigated through immersive installation, sculpture, and video. Imagined scenarios are constructed to expose moments of cultural disconnect and reveal states of inbetweenness, which settle within territories amongst imagination and reality, adult and childhood, and loss and comfort. Within the works, sensory experiences including smell, sound and taste develop to relay meaning and affect. Haptic, olfactory, and auditory stimulation allow active participation, while subjectivity inherent in taste and smell generate space for new meaning. Color is used to immerse, to delineate boundaries, and to emphasize a longing for childhood imagination. The works create spaces for memory, and allow for departure beyond their original territory.
Nagase, Sachi, "( )* *this smells familiar" (2017). Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers. 23.