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dc.contributor.authorLink, Joseph Nehemiahen
dc.description.abstractEvery day we encounter objects and use them for purposes related to improving our life. However, sometimes the reason these objects are manufactured is because of capitalistic gain rather than the need for improved quality of life. In fact, the more objects that are produced by American companies, the more garbage is inevitably ending up in landfills. The installation work, Ocean of Objects, arranges mundane objects in a different context within a diorama. The United States is in an age of consumerism where our relationship to the objects we buy defines the way we conceptualize our relationship to the physical environment we are in. As a theater artist, I studied scenic design and installing scenery for productions. The exhibition and diorama are created using methods of theatrical scenic design, and digital elements such as projections help reinforce the narrative setting. I sense that if people paid more attention to how things get made and then discarded and changed the perception of their environment through the objects they buy and use, then they could build a better community with each other.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subjectFound Objectsen
dc.subjectScenic Designen
dc.titleOcean of Objectsen
dc.contributor.departmentArt and Art Historyen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Fine Artsen of Fine Artsen Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen Technologiesen
dc.contributor.committeechairDuer, Zachary Raymonden
dc.contributor.committeememberUpthegrove, John Tanneren
dc.contributor.committeememberWeaver, Rachel L.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralThe effectiveness of waste management impacts every person. Most people tend not to think about what they throw out once it leaves their home. To create a better ecology, it is critical to persuade people that their individual effort makes a difference. In the process of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," individuals can try in the latter two steps. Besides recycling, people have the power to buy less and find new ways to use objects that become "disposable" after their initial use. The exhibition Ocean of Objects puts members of the Blacksburg, Virginia community in close contact with objects, and asks them to reconsider how they buy and use things in their daily lives.en

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