When I saw how real virtual reality can be, and that we can replace human vision with virtual vision, this can be the ultimate platform.
– Brendan Iribe
I finally managed to obtain the pictures of me making my costume so I will feature them in this post alongside some of the images from our rehearsal and my thoughts on it.
Documentation of the skirt making so far…
After looking through Prof Galina’s book on textures and fabrics, I got inspired and did a sketch of my costume. I really like the look of burnt plastic meshed together so I decided to incorporate that element in my costume design.
I intend to explore the feeling of contracting and expanding through the manipulation of digital space and costume textiles. Through the use of sound and video distortion, the feeling of contracting and expanding can be further amplified and appear to swallow the performer, giving an off-screen presence to technology. Through this piece, I hope to investigate how video technology can create a powerful presence even in the absence of a physical body and how this presence can interact with the performer in a predatory-prey relationship.
I didn’t really managed to dream much for the past week so I will be referring to some old dreams for inspiration.
Eiko & Koma: My Parents
Being a dancer only needs a body and nothing else. I thought that would be the least materialistic way of living. – Eiko