CO-CONCEPTION & DESIGN
HOW do you reconcile the cost of your experience at CalArts?
How Do You Reconcile...? was a site-specific guerilla installation juxtaposing the mythology of the California Institute of the Arts's history and mission with the reality of its ever-growing tuition.
Within intimate spaces on campus, we conducted over 150 interviews with a mixture of BFA and MFA students across different arts disciplines, exploring their experiences with paying for their education, their decisions to pursue arts degrees, and what they imagine the future might hold. The interviews were then compiled and played through phone receivers installed along an exhibit about the founding of CalArts, which includes a receiver playing Walt Disney talking about his vision for the school.
Created in collaboration with Brian Carbine, Jesse Garrison, Narae Kim, Shannon Knox, Aubree Lynn, & Ting Zhang