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Sun, Mar. 27th, 2005, 06:44 pm
not only do i have a new icon, i have a thought.

as many of you already know, i have a huge problem with samuel beckett.

i also have a huge problem with the way acting is taught in various acting classes.

i also have a problem with academia, although i really enjoy playing devil's advocate, and i love to write, and the more pretentious i can sound, the better.

finally, i am extremely interested in crowd psychology and audience dynamics.

to explore all this in no especially systematic way, i propose a sort of performance art take on Waiting for Godot by beckett -- me and three other actors memorize the script and perform it somewhere, like a busy parking lot at a grocery store or something. just do it, as if its happening naturally, with no intended audience except passersby who may or may not be interested. its not theatre -- its just a happening.

i post this here because i like comments. so comment, dammit!

Mon, Mar. 28th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
chicaitlin: ...well in that case

Ni-chan I'm taking Feminist Concepts and Practices in Media Studies and the Studio Arts as well as a Media Theory class on the Culture Wars ('89-'91). So you're speaking of happenings and questioning the nature of art and the audience as well as the author through integrated public preformance just dovetails into everything I'm doing. I commend you.

Mon, Mar. 28th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
chicaitlin: Re: ...well in that case

plus, I *really* like your new icon

Mon, Mar. 28th, 2005 05:25 pm (UTC)
nicolthewhore: Re: ...well in that case

well thanks. :D yeah, most of what i've been doing this semester has tied back into itself really well -- religion and theatre and all that jazz. what i'm trying to do is, i think, a version of essentialism, which is something that i'm big on as an academic nerd, and something that peter brook and grotowsky (whom we just studied in theatre history) are big on, but in a more ritualistic setting. so um. ... yeah.