of the Mind
24 concentrations-most recently, political science-no longer require
a B.A. project, many fourth-years still toil away. Some choose
to toil creatively, as evidenced by these projects in English
and the Committee on Visual Arts (COVA).
year in the life
project is a journal of my daily actions, incorporating two
elements. First, I photograph the contents of my refrigerator
and garbage can on a daily basis and have created monthly chains
of images which reveal habits of consumption. The second element
includes large photographic friezes, each representing one day,
where each hour I am awake is denoted by a different object
-Nicole Cipriani, COVA
of many monologues
for a Reason, a one-act play with nine male characters,
consists mostly of monologues in which the men reflect on their
relationships with the same woman, whom the audience never sees,
and their limited interactions with each other. I wanted to
examine how males relate to others-be it with the woman in memory
or the other men onstage or both at once-with monologues that
challenge normal modes of perception. Part of the piece's point
is to show how the typical homosocial male interaction proves
insufficient as communication."
-Amity Reading, English
studying the aftermath of September 11, specifically focusing
on civilian casualties and U.S. policies in the war in Afghanistan.
I chose this topic because I'm from New York and I spent my
fall quarter volunteering for the relief effort at the Rockaway
Chamber of Commerce. I worked with government officials and
victims' family members. I'm using video and interactive multimedia
to create a dialogue between the work and the forms of media
used to cover the 'the War on Terrorism.'"
-Alexandra Berkowitz, COVA