ZUUK Session: Week Three

After spending a day surrounded by work that is of real interest to my practice, I found it hard to get back into the swing of things. However it felt good on such a beautiful day to get out of the classroom and be wandering.

Being Led Through Text Messages

This exercise, though you are being led, instates a sense of power within the participant; you are experiencing the world on a deeper level than the strangers who move around you, and being in the knowledge of the performance and its imaginative world provides a security net for yourself.

It is half as important how the audience interpret it. When we were told to find hidden spaces I was back in school, in between the Embassy Theatre’s two back doors. It’s a different kind of hidden space, and it was wonderful to have this realisation about it.

Phone Call – with Kalina

Though this was a super short experience, it really stuck with me. I felt the importance of trust in guidance, and tonality as a tool for incentivising action, as well as invoking emotion. Though I didn’t realise at the time, this will become useful in the devising of our  script for the character of Trigorin, as Conor and I intend to provide an emotionally imposed experience through headphones.

Headphones, Narrator, Facilitator

Though at first this task felt convoluted, with too many extraneous variables, it was a lot of fun and a challenge to use facilitation through texting, alongside a narrative piece of spoken word. Over the head headphones provide an enclosure, providing a literal headspace in which the participant can absorb the story, but also engage with what the facilitator tells them. Being paired with Beth while Alina narrated Arcadian meant I immediately trusted Bethany more, and it was clear she felt the same. We both use the facilitation to contrast with Arcadian, and provide a sense of freedom that the character’s narrative doesn’t come close to.

Questions:

Where does focus go?

Where do relationships form between the speaker, the text, the participant?

Who is caring for who?

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