What does it mean to define a relationship with another person as a proportion?
For my VIS senior thesis, I collaborated with a fellow artist to explore this question. To do so, we mixed objective and subjective processes, measuring ten measurements on each others' bodies everyday for 3 months to quantify the unquantifiable. All of the dimensions of this book were derived from that project.
class day 2016
Program designed for the 2016 Class Day ceremonies at Princeton University.
Soonja's is a small Korean restaurant located on Alexander Road in Princeton, NJ. The goal of this book was to encapsulate the feeling, history, and sensorial experience of a place. Through interviews, photographs, and unconventional documentation, I discovered fascinating elements of its history, Princeton's history, and their family history.
"In “objects w/feelings,” Fahmy and Wu will activate the space of the gallery through accumulated materials, objects, and projections. Both seniors are interested in the body as a site of research. They started this joint project with a daily writing practice to generate ideas. The show includes a book of these writings as well as measurements that they have been taking of each other’s bodies over the past several months, bodies they identify specifically as Burmese-American and Egyptian-American. Those measurements in turn have been used to inform the creation of sculptures and objects that relate to the viewer. Fahmy and Wu note an interest in the space between the physicality of the body and the virtuality of language."
poster designed in conjunction with the objects w/feelings show. every poster is a unique multiple, with the stickers left around for people to put on themselves.
Princeton Lawnparties 2014-2015
Princeton's largest bi-annual concert festival. As the Undergraduate Student Government Social Chair, I was responsible for coordinating and booking the headliner and openers for Spring and Fall 2015's Lawnparties.
work no. 989
A chapbook of Martin Creed's Work No. 989.
Posters for first annual PrinceTHON.
A series of posters / sculptures for the USG Presidential Campaign.
I was interested in transparencies and new ways of communicating across campus. I used these plexiglass sheets to make posters that I propped up around campus at different places. I like how they rest somewhere between self-promotion and illegibility. They were eventually confiscated by the grounds people, but it was fun while it lasted.
Posters and Table Tents for Sinfonia Concerts Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
1001 Nights (2015)
Installation, eating club passes
The 12 eating clubs are the social life hubs of upperclassmen at Princeton University, each with its own distinct character. On weekends, to enter these clubs, there are passes, which you must ask from members. A certain "pass culture" exists, which constitutes a mixture of social climbing, awkward asking, and lots of orchestrated interactions in which to acquire passes.
There are 1001 passes on this wall, from several different clubs. The installation is found in Frist Student Center, by the 100 level TV lounge.
Posters made for the 2016 Junior Show
17 x 22 posters, with stickers - unique multiples, with custom drawn type
Identity for Gentrification Breakout Trip for the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Learn more.
"In 2015, director Spike Lee spoke out on the changing face of Brooklyn, New York, questioning, “So, why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better? Why’s there more police protection in Bed Stuy and Harlem now? Why’s the garbage getting picked up more regularly? We been here!” Heavily criticized by the public, his outcry turned attention towards the complexity of gentrification and its increasing relevance in our modern cities. Lee’s argument reveals the strong correlation between gentrification, race, and class. As neighborhoods transform, some benefit from its change and others are ignored and pushed to the peripheries of the city. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a ten-year housing plan to create affordable housing for low-income families. However, as New York living simultaneously becomes increasingly luxurious and unaffordable, its uncertain how the plan will affect the unique neighborhoods of New York City.
On this trip, we will explore the complex causes and consequences of gentrification. We will adopt an observe-and-absorb style of learning by kayaking down the Bronx river to learn about riverside gentrification, speaking with both governmental grassroots organizations, and immersing ourselves in the cultural and artistic fiber of NYC. In order to analyze the unique role the artistic and creative communities play in the process, we will capture gentrification unconventionally, using photography and film to document out experience and deepen our understanding through artistic expression. We will stay in Park Slope, Brooklyn, a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood where property prices have recently sky-rocketed due to the creation of the Barclay’s Center, and examine how gentrification affects daily living, grocery shopping, and the appearance of the urban landscape. How can we characterize gentrification? Are the benefits worth the repercussions? Is there such a thing as responsible gentrification? Is it really just hipsters? Over the course of the trip, we hope that each participant can begin to understand the process and nature of gentrification and think critically about how their lives influence and are influenced by this phenomenon. "
Three Floors of Fun
Posters for Three Floors of Fun at Princeton University.
Princeton Pianists Ensemble
Logo and T shirt for Princeton Pianists Ensemble.
Over the summer of 2014, I was a Research and Communications intern for the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust.
The Culture Fund is a non-profit arts organization that distributes funding to the struggling sections of the Zimbabwe's culture sector. In addition, they conduct surveys, provide support and mentorship for young and struggling artists.
As an intern I assisted in crafting their brand identity, creating communications materials and infographics, conducting independent research on the sector.