Title of Abstract

Away For a While: Documenting Expats Experiences

Submitting Student(s)

Eleanor FentimanFollow

Faculty Mentor

Two WU mentors: Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Jeffrey Bellantoni, M.F.A.; tselentisj@winthrop.edu; bellantonij@winthrop,edu; One Non-WU mentor: Annick Martin, B.F.A.; annickvmartin@gmail.com; Graphic Designer Winthrop Alumni

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Design

Faculty Mentor

Jason Tselentis, M.F.A.; Jeffrey Bellantoni, M.F.A.;(Non-WU) mentor: Annick Martin

Abstract

Moving from one country to another can be a daunting process; while some choose to move, some have no other choice. Expats are people who have moved from their native country to another country and each expat has a unique story to tell. I am making a zine and clothing item that documents and displays the experiences of expats like myself. Titled Xpats, the zine serves as a tool and guide for expats and people who are looking to move out of their home country. The clothing item, whether it’s a hoodie or socks or something else, will be a symbol of comfort. Hoodies are worn at airports, slept in, slept on; a durable piece of clothing that withstands one’s travelling woes and homesickness. Who throws away a good hoodie? A hoodie, to me, holds a lot of memories and memories are often what expats hold onto. To tell this story, I am relying on their experiences and my own in hopes of creating art pieces that are useful, comforting and beautiful.

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Course Assignment

VCOM 486 and VCOM 487 - Tselentis

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Away For a While: Documenting Expats Experiences

Moving from one country to another can be a daunting process; while some choose to move, some have no other choice. Expats are people who have moved from their native country to another country and each expat has a unique story to tell. I am making a zine and clothing item that documents and displays the experiences of expats like myself. Titled Xpats, the zine serves as a tool and guide for expats and people who are looking to move out of their home country. The clothing item, whether it’s a hoodie or socks or something else, will be a symbol of comfort. Hoodies are worn at airports, slept in, slept on; a durable piece of clothing that withstands one’s travelling woes and homesickness. Who throws away a good hoodie? A hoodie, to me, holds a lot of memories and memories are often what expats hold onto. To tell this story, I am relying on their experiences and my own in hopes of creating art pieces that are useful, comforting and beautiful.