What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique
objective. For the annual NO|ON show, students write, visualize and execute a five-minute short story utilizing their object, an original character they create, and (in 2015) the color Blue. Required to incorporate elements of spoken word, visual projection/film, and props, these fully realized five-minute visual narratives were performed, presented and critiqued in studio with guest critic, artist, illustrator and animator, Penelope Gazin – penelopegazin.tumblr.com
Object: Toy Boat
While getting a new tattoo, Eden, an indie singer-songwriter, reflects on her experience at an upscale yacht party with old friends, where she discovers that, beneath the skin, things are not as glamorous as they may appear. She decides to voyage on and follow her own unique voice, even if it means leaving the past behind.
NON|ON 2015: Michelle Nahmad’s “Adrift” from MFA Visual Narrative at SVA on Vimeo.