I think that this piece of performance art had suggested issues about power and the shift in the power from the artist to the audience and how these lines are blurred. In addition, the audience somehow also become the performer, changing result of the performance.
What particularly stuck out to me was the last guy in the video who took his time during his turn to cut off her top. I felt that it was distasteful and I was also upset about it. It also revealed the mindset of that person and it added an additional layer to the performance.
In addition, on the topic of exquisite corpse, I do agree that
“One of the best known examples would be the Surrealist game: exquisite corpse (exquisite cadaver), in which a group of artists would compose words or images collectively using pre-determined rules to construct a composited work that is the summation of each artist’s individual contribution.”- Randall Packer (2015). “Collective Narrative“.
I had the opportunity to make a video with the idea of exquisite corpse last year and it produces some very interesting results.
For this project, we asked people in NTU to help us contribute words for our story.They do not know the whole story, just the words before theirs.
It is definitely exciting to be living in the age of the internet, where we can make a bigger impact and also reach out to a bigger audience than we ever could. I really love the idea of the open source being a “mode of technological production that is collectively authored or manufactured and distributed without profit, or limited profit-sharing according to specific guidelines, such as those laid out by the Open Source Initiative” .
Personally I love the idea of sharing and it is amazing what people of the internet can do together. I think it’s great as a source of inspiration (and FUN!) for a lot of people. I am currently learning Arduino now and I am SO THANKFUL that it is OPEN SOURCED!
This was something that we did with a code that was freely shared on the internet. I don’t think that I will be able to do this without open source.
If video is not working, it can be accessed here “https://instagram.com/p/6h12AnJePf/?taken-by=revivalblessings”
Then of course I do understand that there are copyright laws on the internet and that not everyone wants to share their work with one another in a way that is “open sourced” . But I am definitely glad that there are still people who see the benefits of open source and see how all of us are part of a bigger picture.