Theme: Strangely Familiar
One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is its ability to defamiliarize: to create something unique, unexpected and unfamiliar
from one's everyday surroundings in order to surprise, shock and disturb. Surrealism invites us into a world where even the
most seemingly insignificant occurrences of everyday life can be made strange. With this year's exhibit, we invite the
students to explore the "Strangely Familiar" by employing several techniques used by the Surrealists such as:
- Dislocation: Familiar objects are placed in an odd, bizarre, humorous, or unusual setting.
- Juxtaposition: Two or more unrelated images are placed side by side; creating unexpected object
- Transformation/Metamorphosis: Familiar images are changed in form, appearance, nature, condition,
character or function to become unusual or strange.