Alright, I have an idea for a collaboration that I would like to see happen. I know there is a big event tonight and this may get buried with all of the videos from that, but I had to put out there.
**There is also a video with a little more instruction you can watch instead of reading all of this.**
The idea is that everyone makes a mask. Yeah, I know this is kinda being done already (And Wirrow's mask are amazing), but this has a little bit a twist to it. This was a project that I had to do for class and I think that it would be great on here, and we were encouraged to share it.
The idea is that you make a mask out of anything you want and decorate it however you see fit. There are some guidelines though. You will decorate the front of the mask to represents who you feel you present to those around you and the inside, or back, of the mask is what you keep secret from others or maybe just don't share with everyone.
Now this works for all personality types, shy to very open. Shy people, it is a good activity in expressing yourself and bold/open people the activity can be adapted a little bit. On the outside put what you would show an acquaintance or stranger and on the inside what you show to friends and family or secrets as well.
The designs can be taken literal, like actual pictures or words, to the abstract with just shapes, colors, or symbols.
The idea is to not only express yourself, but to learn more about yourself, maybe a new idea will come from doing this
Now what I would like to see happen is that everyone makes a mask, out of anything you want, be creative. I then want you to record, write, or take pictures of them and put them on this site. In this posting share and talk about what you put on the mask, but only what you feel comfortable sharing. When you post the video show the front of your mask (On your face or simply held up) and then gradually turn it so that we can see the back.
I would love to see these become a video collage. What I think would be great is that if they could be used with the short story called ‘remove the mask’ by Rochelle Boucher, which was one of the inspirations for me wanting to share this project.
I would also really like it if you could include an audio of you reading the small story I listed above. This way we won't only have a collage of masks, but our voices as well. If anyone knows of a good bed musical track to put behind this feel free to post it!
So have fun!
I will post my own mask and description in a few days
I look forward to hearing from you!