Running Water (in the distance)
Personal Response to Performing:
I went into this knowing what objects and general themes I had, but it wasn't until I was doing it live that I created more rules or guidelines for myself. This was the first time I had ever done this work, and it felt really good to just get up there and do something. Nerves, Energy, and the spirit of the room contributed to the piece. I enjoyed that people referenced the message in a bottle and that they created more meaning from the actions than I could have come up with myself. That is my favorite part of art/performing and something that I want to include in every work that I do: art is different for every person and can be looked at in so many different ways.
Notes I kept from the audience:
Immersed but not included
Taking off shirt was taking part of self and huminess versus mechanical
Reminded of the way they used to make salsa/cookie dough/pizza
Better if rock was hidden from everyone
break bottle on something not "from the world"
Possible removal of the message because it made it hard to interperit any other way
Possible ritualistic nature
Make shirt part of flow of performace