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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2018 ➔ Obscuridad, Walking Through The Darkness


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Jeana Chesnik (designer)
Anezka Sebek (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)


May 17 2018


Oscuridad encapsulates the past, current, and future challenges of Puerto Rico rebuilding the electrical grid of their island, the resilience of the Puerto Rican people to keep going, and optimism for the future of the island to find the light in the darkness despite challenges that may lie ahead. The poetics of light and darkness play out in this large-scale installation to create an abstract projection of imagery and sound that represents the metaphorical and literal state of Puerto Rico and it’s recovery after Hurricane María and Irma. While viewing the installation vignettes of light reveal themselves and the viewer is presented with the question of imagining the life behind the light moving in the darkness. A common perception of the intersection of light and darkness regards light as being the object that carries life, yet in this scenario, within the darkness life is breathing and waiting for a solution.



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