Image caption: Mars Tomasetti, 234A, Three channel animation video, acrylic, Gamecube consoles and controllers (2001), stereo sound, 2023
Emerson College’s second BFA thesis exhibition featuring graduates from the Global Paris BFA in Film Program. Featured Artists are: Joie Cousin, Miriam Yoboué, and Mars Tomasetti,
Joie Cousin’s Our Home: Book One “Our Home” is a film essay based on childhood nostalgia using therapeutic techniques involving segments of self-expression, interviews, and confessionals. These themes entangle together in order to express a grander story displaying the power of communication in all settings. Through aspects of video art, puppets, and animation, Cousin bridges the gap between fiction and fact, in order to display a wide range of what it means to know someone (/yourself).
Miriam Yoboué’s 9- channel film installation Static Stands Still, is a comprised of different sized CRTVS and flat-screen monitors that explores the different emotions, feelings, and experiences of a young black woman reeling from the traumatic event of a rape. The installation works as a semi-linear narrative that depicts the life of a fictional black woman who goes through the memories of her past and the moments of her present to try to contextualize this event.
Mars Tomasetti’s multimedia installation 234A, features a three-channel animation video game, although you can’t actually play the game, the installation is designed to make the game and the surrounding room feel yours. Tomasetti wants to call attention to the disconnectedness and isolation many people experience at the hands of capitalism and the American ideal of “individualism,” and they redirect them towards collectivism.
Gallery Hours 12-5pm, August 16 – 19, 2023
Artist Reception, Friday August 12, 5-7pm.
Location: The Huret and Spector Gallery is located on the 6th Floor of the Tufte Building. Please enter through the doors at 10 Boylston Place.
Please note: ID required for visitors without Emerson Badge