Gavin Patrick Halm
Media + Maker
MFA Media Arts Thesis // UCLA Arts // 2014 //
Absence. Heart. Fonder.
// Absence. Heart. Fonder. is a photo/video engagement with an image, audio, and object-based family archive whose content focuses on aspects of physical separateness during overseas deployments from early in the artist's father's Naval career as a pilot and ship navigator, through his multiple tours in Vietnam in the late 1960s // The archive is to be treated as a space for creative manipulation, as well as a relational image network in order to (re)construct his parent's relationship, early in their marriage, with its dual reality of absence/presence during this time // The artistic artifacts consist of large-scale photographic/digital prints and an audio-visual display //
LINK to Print Artwork (PDF) //
LINK to Video Artwork (Vimeo) //