James Fink BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2018

Ecological resiliency is the platform by which a body of work rises to discuss ontological motivations for design, navigation, and material relationships. This manifests in part through comparison between the evolutionary adaptation of organism physiology and the subsequent mimicry of anthropogenic structures, functions, and objects. Additionally the lens of skateboarding and the material language of constructed environments acts to bring forward ideas of re-inscripting of use value through score and performance. Documentation may then become object in exhibition, refining the essence of gesture into material existence. The work utilizes modular design through craft processes and bespoke meaning-making through gesture, language, and material sensitivity.

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Spring 2018