Interface


Interface was my thesis project at Portland State University. This work is an analysis of the internet art subgenre known as Vaporwave. The subgenre satirizes the notion of luxury and the aspirational fantasies of material wealth imprinted in our cultural memory and synthesizes these concepts in a dreamlike pastiche. The thesis presentation was two-fold, first the Interface site which houses the writing portion of the project and the exhibit - an immersive art experience. I created a the experience as a way to allow my fellow students the ability to explore a Vaporwave in an immersive physical space. In this portion of the project I sourced props, created sculptural pieces, created original imagery, curated existing imagery, and used lighting and music design to create a unique sensory experience for viewers.