Students enrolled in Wesleyan’s Architecture II class designed and installed an exhibit titled “Confession” in front of Olin Library.
The project began with a close examination of confessionals in their past and present forms — from the Catholic Church to the Internet forum.
“‘Confession’ is our attempt to distill the emotions and moods of these previous iterations in an immersive spacial experience,” explained Isaac Pollan ’15. “Here, the screen has evolved from a singular divider between priest and penitent to a multi-dimensional field of shelter, permeability and introspection.”
The class is taught by Elijah Huge, associate professor of art, assistant professor of environmental studies and director of the Studio Art Program for the Art and Art History Department. Huge’s course is a research-design-build studio focused on a single, semester-long project. Students develop an awareness and understanding of the built environment through both the study of project-related historical and theoretical issues and hands-on design and fabrication. (Photos by Olivia Drake)