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Is This It?

Joey Versoza has a show in the CAC which is… interesting to say the least! His show incorporates the use of photography, videography, and sculpture (or more installation art). His show was inspired by the late Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour and how it never came to fruition. There were blurred photographs of people working in the studios, HUGE balloon sculptures with a looped video track of Jackson’s most famous videos and moments, and lastly there was a chandelier with plaid shirts hanging off of it. I have to admit though… it left me asking myself, is this it? Due to Michale Jackson’s fame and success, and the media coverage of his death, I expected something more. I got the connection between the Christmas trees and how life is fleeting, but I was not understanding the plaid shirts that came from target (I only know that because they still had tags on them). Not to mention right in the other room there were photographs of empty beds, and it was silent. There was also a bed that looked like it had come straight out of an insane asylum. So, to take myself out of that space and bring myself into that space of weirdness was an almost impossible feat. I am not sure how the other people I was with felt about it, but if you were there, or have seen the show yourself and agree or disagree feel free to comment!

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Pia Mannikko

This was a busy week for me! I had my Workshare in Senior Thesis on Monday, and my crit in Adv. Photo on Wednesday! So as you can imagine my brain is filled with thoughts. One of the most interesting thoughts/ suggestions that I got when I was in my Senior Thesis class was that I should somehow incorporate my love for advertising into my love for the history of Cincinnati, and photography. So with all of that being said and talking to some of my peers I was led to this artist named Pia Mannikko. She set up an environmental art exhibit all around her town of Jämsä in Finland. Over the period of six months she interviewed people of all ages and took their big important memories mapped them out all over the city and allowed the tourists and locals to enjoy the peoples’ memories along with them. Click on the photos below to learn more! I would love to know more about how she did it and I am interested in maybe starting a website promoting the history of Cincinnati, or doing something like this and putting up facts about the city’s history. 

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I am going to try to get in touch with her so see how she was able to do this. I will keep everyone updated! 

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