Plans, artist research and reflections with regards to all my work produced in my second year of university.
H F Gardner Artwork
Most of the responses I got from audience members was that it was shocking and captivating as a performance. What I found particularly interesting is their responses when I asked them what their interpretation was. Nearly everyone said a different thing which is great because I want my piece to leave people with something that they created a link to in their own mind.
Some people saw the sheet to resemble dirt and dust on furniture.
Others received imagery of women being stoned to death.
Some people saw the sheet as a barrier between them and their fears - people became comfortable looking at the moving sheet and didn't want me to remove it.
Some saw it as being about a reflection of ones own negative self-image and identity.
People particularly liked my use of breath, crying and percussion of feet to break up the slow movements.
People enjoyed the use of projection giving the piece another dimension.
There were some discretions about the use of projection - the setting within the projection to some didn't quite fit in with the rest of the piece.
Some people didn't like the run out of the room as this meant that I revealed myself and left the space to which I had been confined.
All of this feedback was gratefully received and has been taken on for the next performance that I do. It is the most enjoyable thing to receive a variation of feedback from people as it proves that the ambiguity of my piece has done it's job!
On to the next Performance Art Piece!!!