I was excited to be paired up with Caitlin for this: I think her topic is fascinating and there is certainly something there between mapping, focus and contemplation. We thought about the concept of locating the self, navigating through adversity in calmness, or even thought about meditation and violence. How does one keep the fight within when the enemy has you up against a wall? I honestly don't know, but it was something I was curious about exploring further... I also looked at the work of Blast Theory, and am attracted to creating a work that would involve the public to complete: a collective experience, be it lead to a social event, a game, a building exercise...
Ideas swirling between the self and the collective: the lost and the directed, the internal and external...
here is an idea map I drew up while discussing ideas with Caitlin:
The few words that I wrote down and am connected / interested with are:
Mapping - Getting Lost - small space - disorientation - space - echo
A few ideas for projects:
Getting trapped in a small disorientating small space (pitch black room), need calmness and inner focus to get out.
A collective experience of entering a room with huge huge balloons, need to physically blow balloons up to find way forward.
A small closet space, foam cutout, trapped inside
extremely bright space with sound manipulation, also need direction to come out.
hooking sounds to short wave radios, communication with someone on the other side of the globe as you find a way out.
I am still more interested in perhaps creating a collective experience but am quite drawn to the feeling of sensory manipulation, space distortion and disorientation.
Hopefully we can get some feedback and finalize the idea in a day or two.