Project #1 || Everyday Action
Kristal, Spencer and I worked together to create our first performance this past week. We used a mic, a piece of paper, a pencil and a sharpener. With these objects we explored the idea of the unknown. We began the piece by setting up the mic. Only Spencer was sure of the correct way to do this. Then we split up into three different areas - I was in control of the mic, Spencer held the mic and shifted where it covered and Kristal wrote on a piece of paper her childhood memories util the pencil broke, in which then she would sharpen the pencil, all while having the mic picking up on all of these everyday sounds.
What do you feel was most successful?
I believe the use of how we began and ended our performance was most successful. We began by all three of us lining up at the beginning and standing still for a moment before starting out performance and repeating this at the end of our performance. I believe by doing this, we had a clear beginning and end.
What would you change?
I would change the action we portrayed to something a bit louder and more everyday-esque; something everyone can relate to doing daily.
How did you feel while doing the work?
While working I felt a bit nervous. I had no idea what I was doing messing with the different mic buttons. Turning things up and down at random when I’d never touched anything like that before was a bit nerve-wracking. In the end, I think the randomness of my work contributed to the piece itself.