The College launched the Student/Space video series in fall 2013 to capture the essence of what it means to be an ArtCenter student by illuminating the art of making, from conception to completion. The idea was to capture the agony and ecstasy of creativity itself. So each term, three students from different disciplines were selected to collaborate on a series of three videos capturing the process of completing an ambitious class project, from beginning to end.
Connie Bakshi was a 7th term Environmental Design student when she traveled to Japan to spend the term studying lighting design through ArtCenter’s ongoing exchange program with Tama University. In this video she introduces her project and her culturally-specific sources of inspiration— from the ancient Japanese calligraphy techniques to a koi fish pond’s projections of light and color.