Man Hin Ingrid Ng

Alone in the Oculus

Class of: 2025

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Video and writing

Faculty: Berker Basmaci (Seminar) and Patrick Hughes (Studio)

Prompt: Take a stroll in your assigned location in the city until you encounter a particular space or an object that evokes strong personal recollections. Create a flipbook “memoir” that transforms your location into a fake one that ties in your memories. Then starting with a description of the object, you will create a first-person narrative text that highlights the tension between your past and present.

Longing. Desire. Want. The memoir reflects a flow of emotion as the Oculus transforms into my memory of eating as a family. The safe comfort of home brings peace, replacing the paranoia of being alone in a foreign city.