Project Hyperessay #2: Conclusion
At the beginning, I only thought about how fun it was going to be working with my friends. It was. However it was also tiring, life-changing and overwhelming.
Then we embarked on dress making and incorporating electronics into our fashion wear.
While we develop our dresses, we rehearse in them to test for possible malfunctions so that we make necessary alterations, to make sure that our costumes do not get in the way of our performances, before the actual performance.
During our practices, we did warm-ups and played with different movements and ideas as we work with Angeline. We even re-enacted The Big Kiss (2007), by Annie Abrahams, with Angeline. It was very awkward for me as my sense of sight gave me the impression that I could actually feel her tongue and what I fear most – saliva. It was an almost traumatic experience for me so I was only willing to stick out my tongue for a second. However this is what makes the third space so attractive – you can face your fears indirectly.
Re-enactment of The Big Kiss
I practiced my solo performance as a crazy jellyfish for the first time in front of my peers. It was an exhilarating experience as I would never imagine myself so crazy before my peers with a sane mind.
Crazy Jellyfish rehearsal
From this integration of media and performance, I learnt the difference between performing within a shared physical space and a shared media space. While our audience see us performing together in the shared media space, we are actually not physically together. The effects of performing in a media space allows us to push our boundaries both physically in the real world and the virtual world. In the real world, we are limited by the amount of space we have to perform together in. However with the incorporation of the virtual world, the amount of space we have for us to exist together in at the same time has multiplied. Whilst we can perform on overlapping screens as if we are in parallel worlds superimposed onto each other, we have more factors to worry for too; such as the difficulty to make scale, lighting and eye contacts of the performers meet between the first and second space.
Introducing the Crazy Jellyfish
Introducing the people who have nurtured the Crazy Jellyfish for this project
I learnt many things I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t participated in this project. I made many memorable memories and new friends along the journey. These make me feel really happy and satisfied.