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Monkeyman Journey – Reflection

In response to the theme of space for connection, communication and intimacy, I realised that our first micro-assignment of intervention for two people got a little skewed from the original intention, which was to connect, communicate or give allowance for intimacy.

While the game did give awareness to the different senses that help develop a sense of space and direction, it only had minimal opportunities for the 2 people to connect.

To increase the allowance for interaction between the 2 participants, instead of 1 participant experiencing the game at a time, both participants will be going through the space together. The participants will be bound together at their limb of choice and each is to choose one sense to focus on. So by cooperation and communication with each other, they have to make it through the obstacle course together to get to the endpoint.

At the same time, adding an audio ambience with some physical feedback to simulate the environment of a forest can enforce a sense of direction and space.