Our final exhibition was centered around creating something that resembled the famous art installation Meow Wolf. To start the second phase of the project, our entire class went to visit Meow Wolf so that we could brainstorm and get inspiration from what we saw there. Once we returned to the school we came up with a plot for our exhibition, and from there split into teams that would address various aspects of the project that needed to be completed, I chose the artist team.
Our exhibition was based on the life and beliefs of a mathematician named Markus Lynch. The exhibit contained three rooms, the first room was Lynch’s office. This room gave background information on who this man was, and his relationship with his daughter, which was a key part of the plot. In this room there were clues that helped all participants understand the exhibition better. From this room you would enter a second room that showed a car crash that Markus Lynch got in, this room had audio and visual clues that showed people how the crash occurred, and what may have happened to the main character. From the second room, you enter the final room, which contained many paintings that suggested certain things about the fate of Markus Lynch, and if he ended up surviving or stuck in a coma.
For this project I was on the artists team. We were the ones responsible for creating the art that went into the exhibition room. We used the narrative given by the story boarders and created each room. I took on the task of the "car crash" room. For this room we destroyed car parts, created an accident scene, and painted ambulance doors. There were lots of details that we had to put in the room in order to add a sense of reality to the crash. The role of an artist truly helped me get an understanding of the exhibition and become fully immersed in the work.
The last month of this project was very hectic. The artists had lots to do in a small amount of time. I used my leadership role in the artists team to give people instructions to create work that fit our themes and rooms I felt that within the last four days we were able to finish the entire exhibition. If we had not been able to be as helpful for others and work together the exhibition would never have been finished.
Overall, I was very proud of the project when we finally finished it, and I do believe that I put my best work into it. I worked on multiple sections of the exhibit, and know that I did my best because everything that I was a part of ended up getting finished and was able to be presented. I felt that there were some pieces in this exhibition that I could have solidified and refined further but I am still proud. Not only the collaboration but also the scale of the exhibition is amazing. We worked together well and were able to pull of the biggest project that most of us have ever done at Animas.