Image Faith Chaos
Image Faith Chaos is a group exhibition held in the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at Art Center College of Design that displayed sculptures inspired from a 3 month study abroad program to Berlin. The theme of this show was 'deconstruct to reconstruct', where each member of the group deconstructed a big part of his/her identity in Berlin and came back reconstructed as a stronger individual.
Project Leader, Sculpture Artist, Graphic Designer
Alicia Rangel, Orion Traulle
Exhibition, Sculpture, Video Piece, Manifesto
During the 3 months we were there, we deconstructed our identities as Berlin encouraged us to strip superficiality and face our core. I was able to deconstruct my faith, Alicia Rangel deconstructed her Image and Orion Traulle deconstructed his chaos. We wanted to bring these experiences from Berlin back to our homes in Pasadena.
My faith is a big part of what defines my California dream. In Berlin, I have been tested in what that means to me. Berlin is a place that challenges you out of your comfort zone. I have changed completely in how I view and meet people and in how I see the details of everyday life. I deconstructed my religion as Berlin helped me realize that my faith is not about the rules and “the do’s and dont’s”, but about the relationship and fellowship I decide to have with God. Religion is heavily flawed as it is a man made thing, and I have learned to put hope in God and not religion. However, in Berlin, my faith was tested as I indulged in momentary pleasures. I am not condemning pleasuress but I pushed away my faith to satisfy my cravings and that is something I do not want to give up. Ive deconstructed my pleasures to see that it is not lasting, and reconstructed to see where I want to place my identity.
Altar created out of cement blocks representing the deconstructed nature that inspired me in Berlin. Communion trays with weed and vodka shots representing how I replaced my communion and fellowship with God with alcohol and weed instead.
Language and Technology Conference
One Point Five Plus
Image Faith Chaos
Korean Culture Center