2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition | Yajim Amadu
Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 28, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019 | 6–9 p.m.
See the work of emerging artists and designers at the CCAD MFA & MDes Thesis Exhibition. For the first time, the show will include strategic and service design projects from MDes candidates. MFA candidate work spans a number of different media and genres, such as painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, illustration, and animation. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
I lived in a community in northern Ghana where festivities accompany the birth of a child. Children born with disability or deformities (what we call a “spirit child”) are sometimes poisoned and killed by a village concoction. My work thus seeks to change the perceptions about disability and engages with ideas of social perception through narrative. Realizing the abilities of differently abled individuals can transform us and change our spiritual lives as viewers and the world. Through images that depict how differently abled we all are, mechanical elements that create tension and movements, viewers can then reflect on humanity through their interaction, toward levity, lightness, and joy. As objects defy all odds, living is made possible.