For my final project, I really wanted to explore communication between people, or, more specifically, the inability for people who share opposing views to talk to each other. The increasing polarization has been seen and discussed for a while now, but I am curious to see if I can explore this tension in a way that can perhaps bring in my original archery research. I do feel there is one more story to be told with that. As instructed by Marina, we worked worked on some constraints for some creative projects. Karam and I came up with some constraints, and they involve audience, time period, mode, genre. Our lists are pretty crazy.
This is how it worked out.
Another written response. I decided after this one I would do some visual drawings.
Nov 5 - I decided to return to some thought exercises for the project overall
Idea for final project...
I want to build a space (a room, an experience, a tent) where one have to spend a period of time (3 to 5 minutes) experiencing an opposing point of view. Perhaps it would be audio and projections, and the goal is to listen to the other side without feeling angry. (Which is a challenge and I am not quite sure how to pull it off, as it is so easy to just tune out what you don't want to see / hear). I thought about using a bow/arrow as a weapon that could end the experience, but that could count as losing as you are provoked into stopping the experience? Not quite sure how to balance that yet, so will keep working on it.