Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
My practice, especially this virtual garden, is a collage made of media, images, and virtual space across different eras and time signatures. Graphic design can exist in a gallery, on the screen, inside headsets or in the streets. Like a lucid dream, it can be disorienting as it opens up to a more-than physical ground of experience; within the virtual, within shared memory. This reflective practice arises as a form of “anachronism.” Before I could arrive at my transdisciplinary practice that considers experiences of exile and diaspora, I had to grapple with a singular question: what does it mean to visualize and materialize nostalgia for a distant world? In my effort to answer, I learned to identify as both an architect of memory and an archivist of place, and allow my work to exist in a multiverse of fields, rather than in one space. To communicate the literal and transpersonal, Ancient Hyper Present gathers an array of forms: editorial, kinetic, typographic, spatial, and experiential. I call forth a practice of reflection, to go through the process of seeing the unseeable or the unacknowledged.
Loloi, Sophie, "Ancient hyper present" (2020). Masters Theses. 522.
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