Senior Thesis: The Kuleshov Effect in Portraiture
Since I have always been interested in narrative, storytelling, and portraiture, I decided to combine these ideas into this interactive installation created for my Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis. Each photo features glimpses from my last year as a college student. They are wheat-pasted onto sheets of masonite and each 9x12'' piece has two laser-cut holes which allow the viewer to become a participant. Throughout the installation showing, the sequence of the photos varied depending on the intended narrative of the viewer.
Role: Design, Art Direction
The Kuleshov Effect is a film editing effect invented by Soviet filmmaker, Lev Kuleshov. It is a mental phenomenon where the audience derives more meaning from the interaction of two back-to-back shots than from one shot in isolation.