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SSRD 2022 Schedule

Room 10 Schedule: Ford 304

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  • 9:00 a.m. | GRACE CROOKHAM-GUY | Nostalgia

    This concept album explores Nostalgia and its role in my human experience. In five songs, I venture through various trials, lessons, and gifts that nostalgia has offered me: “Nostalgia”, “SSRI”, “Goofy”, and “Oh, Libra”, and “Inside My Head”. Together, they amplify the parts of nostalgia that can only be felt. Individually, each song discusses the different ways I have grown out of and into myself over the past two years. They mark clear philosophical transformations that connect back ton: fearing responsibilities of adulthood, neglected angst from teenhood, grieving childhood, rejecting stagnation and celebrating transformation, and finally observation and acceptance. Music

    Faculty Sponsor: Mike Nord
    Discipline: Music

  • 9:20 a.m. | ALI MACKIE | STARVE: Shuchat Arts Fellowship 2021

    In my Shuchat Fellowship project, STARVE, I explored female/femme sexuality and the paradox between a need for affirmation and sexual liberation. In this presentation of that work, I will examine how the fellowship impacted my artistic practice and professional development.

    Faculty Sponsor: Cayla Skillin-Brauchle 
    Discipline: Art

  • 9:40 a.m. | ROSCOE MCDONALD | Children of Rage and War

    Children of Rage and War is a 5 song EP I arranged, recorded, and mixed over the summer of 2021. It started out as a project exploring the use of the human voice as an instrument that evolved into recording two original songs and three covers using those techniques from the lens of a person who grew up at the beginning of the 21st century, bringing a narrative to songs that were not necessarily written to go together.

    Faculty Sponsor: James Miley
    Discipline: Music

  • 10:00 a.m. | MADISON MUNRO | Shuchat Presentation: I AM monotony THIS IS chaos

    Examining the effects of the 2020 quarantine experience, my Shuchat grant focuses on the unique contradictions found in the everyday experiences of quarantine. How every day began to feel the same, yet there were new challenges and experiences on the global level, that in turn rippled through the mundane. These occurrences culminate into an installation focused on the nuanced intersection of monotony, repetition, chaos, and newness. Using an exploratory and documentary process this installation expresses how my brain and body have responded to the pandemic and quarantine.

    Faculty Sponsor: Cayla Skillin-Brauchle
    Discipline: Art

  • 10:30 a.m. | ELLIE OSSANA-GALEN | Origins

    This Shuchat project consists of two large scale paintings created over eight weeks. The medium used for both paintings is oil paint. Throughout the course of the project, I explored this medium and how its qualities could be interpreted on canvas; such as with brush technique, composition, and color. The subject matter of this project reflects themes such as tradition, privilege, and persistence. My focus with these pieces was to tell the story of my family’s origins, and they were created in response to my own research into my family history.

    Faculty Sponsor: Alexandra Opie
    Discipline: Studio Art

  • 10:50 a.m. | MCKENZIE POTTER-MOEN | Schuchat 2021 Lovers Quarrel

    This project explores how media shapes women adolescence. It is a ten scene, expressionist play that carefully observes its three main characters as they journey through high school. Marmalade, Indigo and Samandatha have a complicated relationship. As their relationship to each other fluctuates and changes, the audience about the pressures society places on young women. It works as a critique for media's persistence on creating the three most common archetypes for young women. The Popular Girl, the Cool Girl and the Girl Next Door. This project discusses the impact these tropes have on the lives of young women today.

    Faculty Sponsor: Susan Coromel
    Discipline: Theatre

  • 11:10 a.m. | NEV SKILES | Video Clip Construction: A Theatrical Film Training Supplement

    This project functioned as a means of receiving training in working with film as an alternate theatrical medium to live stage performance. This process included working largely as a one person team, receiving teaching on each step of the production process, ranging from equipment research and acquisition to video and sound editing. The primary goal of this project emphasizes the attainment and improvement of skills which serve to expand future work opportunities in the world of acting; extending beyond the scope of the individual piece created.

    Faculty Sponsor: Jonathan Cole
    Discipline: Theatre

  • 2:00 p.m. | ROWAN BARTON | Recovering Stories of the Past: Analysis, Conservation, Storage, and Display of the Claremont School of Theology Antiquities

    When the Claremont School of Theology became affiliated with Willamette University in 2020, Willamette’s Hallie Ford Museum of Art acquired an extensive collection of Near Eastern antiquities dating from the Early Bronze Age through the Middle Ages. The context of much of the collection, however, was lost. In this talk, I will discuss the process of cataloging these artifacts and attempting to rediscover their lost contexts and histories. Then, I will recount some of the most significant stories that this project brought to light.

    Faculty Sponsor: Ann Nicgorski 
    Discipline: Archaeology

  • 2:30 p.m. | MADOLYN KELM | Biomimicry of Fish Scales to Design an Environmentally Friendly Mesh to Aid in Oil Spill Clean Up

    Oil spills are detrimental to marine ecosystems, and conventional clean-up methods are often inefficient and harmful to the environment, leading researchers to look to nature for new approaches. While many forms of wildlife become debilitated in the presence of oil, fish - even though still damaged by the chemical effects of the contamination - remain largely clean because fish scales have unique underwater oleophobic (oil-repelling) and hydrophilic (water-attracting) properties. Using biomimicry, we can recreate the microstructures found on fish scales responsible for these properties through laser ablation to create reusable oil-water separating filters.

    Faculty Sponsor: Michaela Kleinert
    Discipline: Physics

  • 3:10 p.m. | ROU ROU HUTCHINSON | Deer Cinderella 森迪拉瓦: A New Look at an Old Love Story

    Deer Cinderella 森迪拉瓦, is a retelling of the Cinderella story. This version of the fairy tale challenges norms through the use of gender and sexuality while also giving more agency to the protagonist. In this version, Rava, a young buck, is troubled by societal pressures surrounding his looks and reputation. Once he meets his true love, the Young Prince, Rava realizes what matters most is on the inside. Deer Cinderella promotes inclusivity and awareness. Written in Chinese and English to expand the experience for children who speak Chinese, it strives to normalize bilingual books for a larger audience.

    Faculty Sponsor: Juwen Zhang 
    Discipline: Chinese Studies

  • 3:30 p.m. | KEELIN RICE | A Road to Rediscovery: An Endeavor to Learn More About My Alutiiq Heritage

    This project’s purpose is to reclaim the vital transfer of Indigenous Alutiiq knowledge that I had lost. As an Alaska Native woman, it is too easy to fall into the “dying race” mantra that discourages young Indigenous adults to explore their heritage. Identifying this “colonized” mentality through my Imagining Indigenous Futures class motivated me to take back the heritage I thought I had no right to. Through interviews and an internship at Kodiak Island’s Alutiiq Museum, I was able to reconnect with distant relatives and learn about Alutiiq culture, spirituality, and traditions. I’ll share a selection of these experiences in my presentation.

    Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Dobkins 
    Discipline: Anthropology

  • 3:40 p.m. | MATTHEW MAHONEY | Psychodynamic Discourses and Personal Mythologies: The Spanish Imagination as a Case Study for A Counterhistory of Surrealism

    Presenting on a critical essay reconsidering the category of Surrealism and its place in public memory. Through case studies of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Remedios Varo, I explore their work with new paradigms of "psychodynamic discourses" and "personal mythologies" and reevaluate with those paradigms their place in Surrealism and what that means for Surrealism.

    Faculty Sponsor: Ana Montero
    Discipline: Art History

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