April 13 - July 28, 2019
Visual Arts Center | Contemporary Gallery
Solve puzzles and decode hidden messages. In this interactive installation, graphic design artists Ladan Bahmani and Alice J. Lee explore the experience of being bilingual. Between them, Bahmani and Lee speak English, Korean and Persian. As bilingual persons, they decode their surroundings daily. Learn to recognize similar-sounding letters across English, Korean and Persian, and use your new knowledge to play and decipher interactive games and digital projections.
Ladan Bahmani is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. She received her MFA in Graphic Design from Michigan State University, and her BS in Graphic Design from South Dakota State University. Alice J. Lee is as an Assistant Professor of Communication Design at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Lee received her Master of Design in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BA from Yale University. Bahmani and Lee began collaborating on projects centered around language and translation in 2018.