Visual and material literature gathering
Before Halloween weekend, on Thursday, October 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hocus Pocus 2 was shown in Avard Dixon by the Visual and Material Culture Society, partaking in the common Halloween ritual of watching a spooky film. Hocus Pocus 2 contains spooky, scary, and haunting themes, and the Sanderson sisters’ fictional characters provide a great idea for costumes.
Numerous students, both in and out of the visual and material culture program, attended this fantastic event, where there were several activities available. The organizers set up a cupcake decorating table with three cupcake flavors: red velvet, vanilla, and chocolate. Glitter, gummy bears, white and dark chocolate chips, and sprinkles were used to decorate the cupcakes. Everyone in attendance was invited to take part in designing a cupcake. At the conclusion of the event, pictures were taken of each person’s cupcakes.
The goal of this get-together was to bring students together for Halloween weekend so they could develop relationships and connections. Visual and material culture students were invited so that they could get to know the faculty members better and learn what they had up their sleeves. Student interaction also encourages better mental health since it makes one feel more connected. Participating in social activities keeps your brain healthy and promotes a feeling of safety, comfort, and community.
The sequel to Hocus Pocus was released on September 30 of this year. Three comically evil witches are the central characters of the tale, who were accidentally resurrected by two young women, bringing the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem. The bedtime stories that producer and co-writer David Kirschner would tell his children served as the basis for Hocus Pocus, an American fantasy comedy, which was filmed in 1993 and is available on Disney+.
At the end of the event, students got together to talk about school, their classes, and their plans for the rest of the school semester. Keep an eye out for similar events by the Visual and Material Culture Society in the coming year!