I went to try a little trial for the final project and tried to choose the right title to ‘hook’ the audiences. Even though, I did it in the afternoon I had a few audiences from different countries.
I realised that it was better to not put the country where you come from because some people might not scroll to where Singapore is on the map and watch us.
In addition, the name ” Makeup Transformation” was quite an effective hook i realise as people knew what to expect when they are watching it.
On the other hand, I also realised that it was good for me to respond and talk to people commenting as it made me feel like there was a connection between the audience and me. Also, audiences liked it if i were to talk more when I performed. It was a very interesting experience. I felt that some of the conversation was similar to the ones we had when we were on adobe connect. It was random and very entertaining.
Overall, I think I did enjoyed it alot. Even though it was just a small preview to what I was going to do on the actual day.
I initially wanted to not talk to the audience but after that I realised that It does not really work. So I would do that on my actual performance also and I would like it if more people commented.
For my micro-project, I did my homework live in front of an audience. It felt really weird having a live broadcast. I was making pictures using cyanotype and I really fumbled a lot of times because I felt that I needed to entertain the people watching.
It was hard to do things with my camera in the way so i attached a selfie stick to my body so that I could use both my hands while doing work.
It was really weird that I rambled on and on and I realised that I have been live for 24 minutes, till my phone ran out of battery.
It was definitely a different experience for me doing videos live compare to my Youtube videos which I can edit and take my time to think about what I want to do or say. Live television definitely ‘forced’ me to think on the spot. It was also really weird that I could see how many people are watching me and yet I do not really see them.
The purpose of this art piece was to show and explore what one can do by performing/streaming directly from the desktop. This work demonstrates the new possibilities of performances for the artists of the new media. The rise of the internet culture and technological advancements allowed for real-performances to happen. It was also great that the work was unedited and raw.
In 2012, when Jon Cates did the piece, it showed how video and time can come together to present a different type of work to audiences.
And till now I still feel that the below quotes is very true of the internet culture now.
“the media arts have not fully embraced this potentiality, despite the progressive nature of the field.” – Catlow, R., Garrett M., Packer R., “The NetArtizens Project,” (2015)
In the more mainstream internet, the idea of live performances/ broadcast is still a relatively new idea as Facebook only started to have a livestreaming function in Aug 2015. However, this function is only for celebrities, which is in contrast to BOLD3RRR which is a artist doing livestreaming raw, in front of his computer.
The availability to stream live from phones may pave a path in the future for more to do mobile live streaming that could perhaps show a more raw side to the video footages that we see on popular social media sites – or not.
This also raises the questions of “why is live streaming on the mainstream media for “celebrities” only?” , “Why is live streaming not democratised” and it also raises the ultimate question of, ” Does big players on the internet such as Facebook and Youtube sort of sets the rules of the internet?”
Ps. For me, so far videos like this is the best live streaming videos on YouTube