Stop upstairs, near the Visual Resources Center, to experience “17622″ by Sophia Diaz (LC, 2011).
In Diaz’s own words, this piece challenges, “societal notions of ‘personal space’ and intimacy through the context of a limited sensory experience. When faced with an object of ‘art’ characterized by minimal visual, aural, tactile, and gustatory elements, the audience is only able to engage with the piece as an olfactory experience, through its scent. This piece is given life and significance through its audience; it is actualized, specifically, at the borderline created by each individual that demarcates one’s own concept of ‘personal space.’”
Check out Diaz’s display during Library Hours, from March 16 to April 1. For more information about art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (email@example.com).