Gavin Patrick Halm
Media + Maker

MFA Media Arts Thesis // UCLA Arts // 2014 //

// Absence. Heart. Fonder. is a creative foray into the artist's family archive consisting of images, films, audio recordings, and various objects, and focuses on the artist's father's physical separateness during overseas deployments early on in his Naval career, through his multiple tours in Vietnam in the late 1960s // The archive is treated as a space for creative manipulation by the artist in an attempt to (re)construct his parents' relationship before he was born, with its dual reality of absence/presence during this time // The resulting artistic artifacts consist of large-scale photographic/digital prints, and an audio-visual display //

LINK to Print Artwork (PDF) //

LINK to Video Artwork (Vimeo) //