SAE Brisbane students collaborate for independent exhibition

Brisbane

13 Dec 2017

LACUNA Group

13

Dec

SAE Brisbane students collaborate for independent exhibition

13 Dec 2017

A group of five Audio and Design students in their final trimester at the Brisbane Campus have teamed up on an interdisciplinary audio-visual graduate project. Titled LACUNA, the project consists of a nine-track experimental ambient album centred around the theme of isolation. Using a blend of visual media to complement the audio elements, the album will soon be accessible online, coupled with two public performances in Brisbane this year.

 Comprised of audio students Jonny Bullpitt, George Hickman and James Reynolds, and design students Chloe Cuddihy and Monica Mendosa, the project drew inspiration from an exploration of isolation, and different ways in which to convey these themes to an audience. The team were collectively drawn towards the idea of isolation, as each team member had their own personal experiences and various interpretations of the topic. Consequently, it enabled them to channel these experience and create an album with a number of tracks that all individually symbolised the different themes they explored.

 When asked how they settled on a name, team leader Jonny Bullpitt said: “LACUNA meaning an empty space or gap, seemed relevant to the theme of isolation we were trying to convey. There are so many different forms and personal ideologies of the topic itself that fill the small invisible space in our minds with either negative or positive interpretations. One person's perspective on the theme isolation may vary from another's, for example one may find being in their room alone isolated from the outside world as a form of solitude and peace, whereas another person may perceive this same sense of isolation to be lonely and an uncomfortable experience.”

 Throughout the process, the team identified several challenges that arose with working in an interdisciplinary for the first time. Communication proved to be the biggest factor, along with time management, however each team member were rewarded throughout the experience. Jonny explained, “In the end we all managed to rise to the challenge and successfully complete a very well-rounded project worthy of industry recognition.”

The main purpose for this project was to create a collaborative piece of work that really pushed the limits of the group’s individual creative and technical ability, allowing them to get a kick start in the industry doing something they're passionate about and secure recognition in the local creative arts community.