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Sayoko Yoshida (designer)
Katherine Moriwaki (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Marko Tandefelt (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Jason Corace (thesis advisor)




The idea that a single death, followed or in conjunction with many deaths by the same cause, begins to diminish that tragedy, is in itself, a tragedy. The increasing number of fatalities, the length of the conflict, and the controversial nature of the war have begun to diminish the importance of a single loss amongst people in the population at large. The statistics become so abstracted that sometimes it becomes difficult to grasp the content or the meaning of human loss. Thus my intention was to transform the abstract data into something more tangible and perceivable in order to emphasize the impact of each single fatality. The War in Iraq is chosen as the subject of this project to illustrate current, ongoing ravages of war.

Requiem is an installation art piece that commemorates the souls of the war-departed. It serves as a bridge of awareness to connect public consciousness to the ongoing conflict in Iraq. The title derives from one of the definitions of requiem: an act or token of remembrance.



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