somebodies.

performance.

 

Exposing perceptions of worth in the framework of bullying, and discovering the power and necessity of one's own strength for survival

artistic process.

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I know what bullying is. I've seen the impact.

Artisitcally I was wanting to capture the emotion of the accompanying words rather than interpret the words themselves such as through gesture. 

Throughout the process, I edited out all extra movement that did not benefit the piece. I asked myself if each movement was necessary and if the answer was no, I threw it out. 

I decided to invite audience members to go on stage, and attach photos to a clothesline. The photgraphs were of porkchops and pictures of kids, which was related to the text.