A mirror that will show you from a different angle or perspective. Will you recognise yourself?
Using footage of the back or silhouette.
The title could be “Do you recognise this person?…”
It could be a simple installation where the person stands in front of a white wall. A camera would record him/her from behind. Then we take the screen out and show the footage on a TV. The person would be himself from the back…. would you recognise yourself if you show your back? …
We can have fun telling the person to wear a jacket and a trousers the other way around and see the effect on the footage….
This could be a kind of a metaphor of the other identities, shelves we carry inside without being aware of it.
It is like when you get really, really angry and you loose yourself… like you are a different person…but you at the same time… We can make the person to pretend to be really angry or laughing like crazy and show them the footage… Will you recognise yourself?…
It also reminds of a shadow
Ref: On anorexic cases, the patient is asked to draw her/his silhouette. Normally it is never right because they draw it much bigger than the real one. The silhouette as an accomplice to help recovery.
Everybody uses branding as a form of interaction with the rest. Instead of showing their real look and voice they use their own branding image and sound to represent themselves.
Meeting rooms where instead of people there are 3D images or even androids around a table.
Restaurants with the same layout.
Politics using the same strategy. You will vote for a brand, not a person.
Not only one person behind the same brand.
Someone is being used as an accomplice without knowing it. Symbiosis: the relationship between two different kinds of living things that live together and depend on each other.
Group notes about the brief:
- AVATAR (Show Off):
Physical / Digital
SCI-FI > Research: Films> Surrogate, True Lies, Face Off, Black Mirror, Gamer, ExMachina
Gaming > You don-t play as yourself. Shadow of your inner self. Using different names can be separate different things. Kind of branding.
Dating-Sites (The better yourself), Social Media Profiles, What happens on social networks with us?
Politics “Walking Brand”
Achieving something you can’t do (different reasons: lazy, disabled, short on time.)
Super-Heroes: Representing something missing
-Parents, Therapist, Friends: providing resources, working to finance us, helping us
-Machine: Phone, Computer, Ipad.
-Pets / Farming: Happiness, Comfort, Stability
-Creation/Design: can be in accomplice in achieving something
-The Fourth Wall ( game/accomplice)
- ALTER EGO (hidden, transformation):
-Politics: Walking Brand
-Representing something missing
-Collaborating creatively on a digital project
– Split personality
- POSSIBLE TASKS:
-Body Guard: Someone who helps me say no
-Clone: Being at multiple places
-Make up / Mascarade
-Intimacy: cat dog role play
– REASONS AND OUTCOMES?
– WHAT IS PERFECTION? HISTORICAL-CULTURAL
– USING AVATAR VS. BEING AVATAR?
– ARE YOU ALWAYS AWARE YOU MIGHT BE AN ACCOMPLICE?
– WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO US?
– WHAT IS IT DOES/DOES NOT MAKE US HUMAN?
First project, multidisciplinary groups.
Theme: Avatars, Accomplices, Alter Egos….
First thing first…What are they?:
- Someone who represents a type of person, an idea, or a quality.
- An incarnation in human form.
- An embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person
- A person who works with or helps someone who is doing something wrong or illegal
- One associated with another especially in wrongdoing
- A different version of yourself.
- A close friend who thinks or feels similarly to the way you think or feel.
- A second self: as
- A trusted friend
- The opposite side of a personality