90's: Exhibition Proposal

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Created: 07/24/11
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An exhibition designed to present a cultural connection that existed during the late 1990's between television, music, and the home.
  • 90's
    Exhibition Proposal: "TV + Music: Looking at the Late Nineties"
  • Challenge: To design an exhibition.
    Strategy: To present a cultural connection between television, music and the home that existed during the late 1990's. To create a graphic, digital-age-themed presentation of cultural content. Proposed display method: video installations (videos are displayed on television sets, with projections layering over the television sets and across full walls. The results are an exhibition that talks about simulation and presentation, engaging the viewer with two devices), vinyl printouts (album art in formations of the years associated with the songs, exhibition timeline, wall text, and full-window vinyl cutout display), and postcards (printed collateral to advertise the exhibition).
  • Wall labels. 3 x 3 in.
  • Front window.
  • Interior windows #1 and #2. "The 90's were great! But the goal of this exhibition goes farther than just extolling the era. the design of this space is meant to both present and condense the connection between television, music and the domestic environment that existed during the late 1990's."
  • Interior windows #3 and #4.
  • Interior window #5.
  • Interior windows #6 and #7. "The visual brand of the exhibition is derived from the interesting position the nineties holds in the information era. Children who grew up during the late nineties were the first generation to know what it was like to grow up fluent in technology, and the last generation to know what it was like to grow up without it. The new abundance of technology in the home turned the domestic environment into the main arena for the consumption of music and video. This shift gives additional value to the music and video that was being consumed when music and video first found their place in the home and (consequently) younger children first gained access to them."
  • Wall #1. Projection and television set playing "Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1 - 3."
  • Wall #2. Album artwork of hit singles during 1995.
  • Wall #3. Album artwork of hit singles during 1996.
  • Wall #4. Projection and television set playing "Dawson's Creek: Seasons 1 - 2."
  • Wall #5. Album artwork of hit singles during 1997.
  • Wall #6. Album artwork of hit singles during 1998.
  • Wall #7. Projection and television set playing "Felicity: Season 1."
  • Wall #8. Album artwork of hit singles during 1999. "Three domestic seating units (a lounge chair, a bed, a sofa) govern the exhibition space, denoting the home environment. The viewer is engaged with the visual, auditory, and tactile sensations of dated television programming and album art of the most popular songs from 1995-1999. The expected results are a replicated late 90's experience alongside a presentation of that experience. For those who grew up during this time period, it will be like going back in time. For those who did not, it will be an informative/culturally submerging experience based on an objectively precious connection between pop culture and the home."
  • Postcard. 6 x 6 in.

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