Senior Project Advisor
vulnerability, zines, archival art
It is about trying to compile everything I have learned out of class the last four years by dissecting and categorizing and recategorizing everything into a new form: zines. Focusing on one digital-physical medium for six months and with the mindset of archival art, I quickly realized that it is about the process and the thought behind the selection and reapplication of the old into the new.
It is about growth and progress. In this way, the medium reflects the theme, the form reflects the meaning. Leaving this chapter of my life with much more than just postmodernist theory and organic chemistry, I have a new appreciation for the process and connection. This project is dedicated to my friends and our conversations. In other words, slowing down and thinking about where I am and how far I have come is immeasurably important.
The reclamation and renewal of the traditional college experience is reflected throughout each zine. My biggest feelings through each broken up chapter bled through the layering of print. The stars of the show are screenshots of my note's app, full of unfinished songs, poems, thoughts, and mistakes. In the background, you will see scans of my personal sketchbooks. Interweaved are pieces of my drawings and ones left behind by my closest friends. This art is ours. These are pieces of our history, immortalized.
This is VULNERABILITY.
Ing, Tee, "VULNERABILITY" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 620.
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