We moved on from exploring movement of the body to thinking of things about ourselves and translating these to costume ideas which would exaggerate or alter our body's movement or emphasize something we would reveal about ourselves. Some things about myself that I expanded on visually include:
- Long/curly hair
- Wide hips
- Love for music/ability to listen
- Love for singing
- Hunched back sometimes (due to tiredness, feeling load of responsibilities/tasks weighing on shoulders)
Taking these various aspects I translated them visually sometimes using animal imagery and developed these into costume/prosthetic ideas (see image).
The main questions to be kept in mind were:
What do you want to reveal?
How can it transform the body?
How can It act as a prothesis?
How can it give you character or alter your character?
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