Dictionary – A Reflection

The more I research and reflect, I realise the words that I have chosen are nouns that describe emotions of a state of being.  I guess this is only natural with regards to the project brief. 

In my reflections for dictionary , I decided to create narratives from words that links Dance and Design. These, apart from my religion are the two things that I treasure a lot in life because they allow me to communicate without the usage of words. So I would say dance and design to me is a language. In light of this , I would very much like to translate them over into readable and understandable words. 

I have also come to realise it would be good to venture into the codex and the habit of decoding something through the means of symbols, glyphs and iconographies. 

The vibe I am going for would be something similar to that of archaeology and a historical past. Possibly creating my own narrative and storyline to uncover this “dictionary” of myself. 


.  F I C T I O N A L  .  C O N T E X T  .


The narrative :

In the distance ancient land of Paginores , a dairy has been found belonging to a girl, only known as Rospcha . In it are depictions oh her attained emotions and alongside them history and stories untold. Now with advance technology, we have uncovered their true meaning and have developed an accurate translation. Uncover the past, a lost civilization  awaits you…


The Concept: 

By using the idea of storytelling as a tool, it would be easier for people to empathize and it would remained interesting. As a young child, I have always been interested with archaeology and have imagined myself digging through the sands of Egpyt or china in search of lost history, numerous time. Thus by creating a viable product that could contain my reflections and keeping it decodable, I would feel it very much fun and very true to my desires and wants.

This project for dictionary has been nothing short of great because I was able to ground and develop as sense of self clarity through my research.  Of course, the story of Rospcha will mirror my own personal experiences of how dance and design has liberated my emotions and feelings.

  Paginores – Singapore                                                                                                   Raspcha – Rachops [my Stage name]


The development: 

Through this, I was inspired by many artist and literature professors who have written and developed their own languages . You may check out this post with regard to my research.


Fictional languages are constructed Languages created as part of a fictional setting, for example in books, movies and video games. Fictional languages are intended to be the languages of a fictional world and are often designed with the intent of giving more depth and an appearance of plausibility to the fictional worlds with which they are associated, and to have their characters communicate in a fashion which is both alien and dislocated.



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