Digital Catalogues - Page 13

D eveloped from the interviews we collected in our research, we designed two conceptual installations to share one case. On one side of the case, we have an installation comprised of clothing donated to the curatorial team by UBC students; on the other side of the case, the installation features two components: a small, three-dimensional light box that showcases one of the students we interviewed and the environment in which we interviewed them in tandem with a compilation of audio recordings regarding UBC students’ reflections on their clothing in relation to their identities. We posed two different, but interrelated, questions: What do your clothes say about you? What do you say about your clothes? Our first installation - the pile of clothing – is a visually expansive, mosaic-like mountain, made of squished together cloth in odd shapes and sizes. Since each article has unique colors, cuts, and textures, they stand out on their own. Yet interlocking within the case, they condense into a larger, unified image meant to express the heterogeneity of UBC student clothing choices. We made the clothing pile slope and trail off near the base of the light box to visually convey the relationship between these two installations and the two questions we posed. Our second installation - the light box illuminating photographs of a UBC student and their clothing choices, enhanced by a digital audio environment containing the conversations between the many students we interviewed - is designed to visually and audibly juxtapose to our first installation. The theme of unity through diversity continues by displaying different voices, which express varied opinions that have all been connected to one another through the audio-looping process. Neither component on this side of the case takes up much space in contrast to the other installation that is festooned with cloth. 13