2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Elements
Claudia E. Convers♦
Prof. Priya Kambli, Faculty Mentor

Elements is a 20 minute video that ties four independent stories together. These stories, on one hand, relate to the four elements of nature, and on the other hand, deal with characters who commit suicide. Despite the fact that committing suicide is a heavy topic, the visual treatment of the video wants to reflect lightness and fragility. These visual elements are as central as the content of the stories. Moreover, the visual symbols that surround the story are metaphors of the essential rhythm of life and death and highlight characters' decisions. By committing suicide these characters become part of their elements.

Keywords: Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Suicide

Topic(s):Art - Studio Art

Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: 100-4
Location: Ophelia Parrish South Atrium
Time: 8:00

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