As of now, I have decided to stick to my idea of a premeditated death using ritualistic effects. Using the three weeks, my schedule is as such:
Week 1/3: 3-9 hours long footage of a glitched image of my Facebook page
The intention was to raise awareness of my Facebook page and hint that something larger is to be carried out in the near future, hopefully drawing in users. However, I have yet to figure out how to broadcast the laptop screen onto Facebook live, and will work on it.
Meanwhile, this week will also remain a testing week, whereby I’ll test out snippets of phase 2/3 and 3/3.
Week 2/3: Performance I – Birth of the virtual personality into real-life, and subsequent realisation of existential crisis
- The Birth
The performer climbs out of a cardboard printout of a computer screen in a ridiculous manner.
~ symbolises the transition from text/image into a real being in the third space.
A yawn, and a slow but tedious exploration of the space/place. Later, the performer walks around in circles aimlessly.
A sample is shown below (but with different materials and location setting):
The performer walks into the ADM pond waters and execute an elaborate self-baptism. The camera will follow her, and held offscreen by a helper.
(also seen in video albeit with a small tub)
The performer later gets tired, and sits in the middle of the camera. She rocks her body silently, and writes a note, “what should I do now?”, and points it at the camera asking for help.
If someone replies -> do it, but half-heartedly as the performer is tired of everything
If someone does not reply -> starts to knock a wooden box rhythmically.
Week 3/3: Performance II – Death
- Restart with same sequence as performance I
For continuity purposes
- Lights a candle and draw a :'( facebook emotion on a piece of post-it and stick it onto self/
take a pencil and draw a x on all items in the surroundings
- Walk in a circle x 3
Walks in front of laptop, draws x on self, end of video
Of course, these sequences are only tentative, I will try to improve on them.