Playing With & For The Community
Description of performance – Water Rune is an exploration of creating an RPG-inspired character from the artist’s body. Japanese RPG video games like Final Fantasy series , Tales series, Fire Emblem series, etc often differentiate humans and non-humans through not only body forms but also clothing. In the more recent contemporary gaming narrative, these characters are dressed in popular clothing.
In the piece I did for Genexis Theatre Open House, I ‘transformed’ into a non-human by covering my identity in a hoody. This alteration came about after I left marks on each audience. Audiences were given a piece of paper which then was dripped by blue marks from my fingers. I asked the audience to fold it into two as when they re-opened the papers, they saw patterns, almost like faces of unknown beings.
This piece speaks about identity in relation to imagination and dream. As a child, I used to play a lot of video games and they grew in me. The characters become part of my life and I translated that into my art making.
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