The Cohen New Works Festival | With Alex Dallas, Michael Rahmatoulin, Estrella Juarez, Stephanie Nguyen, and Charlotte Friedley
Percieving Campus was a proposed campus wide installation. The project aimed change student and visitor perception of The University of Texas Campus by removing the iconic “postcard” views of the university’s Main Building and highlighing a series of more intimate views favored by students.
The project was to consist of a sereis of monolithic wood blocks eight feet tall and a series of framing devices that could bring awareness to moments of intrigue throughout campus that often go unnoticed. Perceiving Campus aimed to start a critical inquiry of our shared environment at the UT Campus by challenging the physical perception of the university.
While the project won support and funding from the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival, the design was rejected by The Univeristy of Texas’ department of Facilites and Maintenance one week before installation. They stated that the project conflicted with the univerisity’s image by blocking iconic views of a ceremonial buidling.