Monday, April 18, 2016
Response to Performance One
Going into this first project, I didn't know what to expect. The concept of intermedia was so different than anything I had ever done, so I was really unsure of how things would pan out. We started with the idea of brushing our teeth, going in the same directions, at the same speed, gradually increasing velocity. But we wanted more. One of us suggested we use a sink....but that would be too literal, so we turned to Ben, Ben became our willing sink. So we had a set up. Lily and I would brush our teeth, and we would spit everything out on to Ben. But we wanted to go even further still. So we came to the conclusion that we were going to use an entire tube of toothpaste during a performance. It was gonna be messy, and we weren't sure how well we'd be able to keep our composure, but we managed somehow! Of course until Lily started making weird gurgling noises....then all three of us lost it. Honestly that was the most fun I've ever had performing anything ever. I love this! For our next performance of this piece, we want Ben in all black, maybe the two of us in white, and we want more of a mess. So we're going to have cups of water to rinse with and by the end of the performance, Ben will be drenched...and next time, it won't just be his shirt....hell he might not even wear a shirt. We shall see. Stay tuned!