Project #3 || Live performance + VIDEO
For the third performance I worked again with Kristal. We performed this piece, “growing up,” in class then again for this video. We were inspired to create a work with an unexpected sound - we read children’s books with various “adult” news articles, publications etc. pasted inside. We were dressed up as children and set a scene of a bedroom. In the live performance we had an audience member tell us goodnight and we responded “Goodnight Mom/Dad.” The purpose of this piece was to address the ever-present access children have to media’s portrayal of the World. With the internet, it’s so easy for children to read and see things that they shouldn’t necessarily see - things which are “too grown up”
What do you feel was most successful?
I really liked the audience’s reaction and interpretation of our piece. I’m glad audience members understood what we were trying to convey.
What would you change?
I wish our performance wasn’t as theatrical. In a way, it felt more like acting that a performance art piece. I believe this was because of our props. However, I also think that they conveyed to the audience that we were children - which was our ultimate goal.
How did you feel while doing the work?
I enjoyed performing this piece. I was excited to see the audience’s reaction and hear their interpretations. I also had fun dressing up - it reminded me of being a kid again.