Rachael Huffman's M.F.A. thesis exhibition, (. follow the . connect the . . etc . . .), references the stages of gaining knowledge: consciousness, experience, perception, and cognition. The separate components of the show together act as building blocks that nurture learning and allow for re-arrangement of meaning. The exhibition emphasizes the viewing experience instead of the view, placing importance on the process rather than the product. The work relies on viewer participation in order for a concept to transfer, and the work to be realized. Through the use of signage, altered objects, and physically re-orienting furniture, the viewer is invited to re-consider space. A viewer is aware of how their understanding of space can be altered by the senses, physical perspective, movement, and a different frame of thought. Participants leave feel giddy and alive from exercising the brain and realizing it's potential to alter the way they see.
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