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After splitting into two groups (created by a difference of opinion..us the thinkers, them the arguers) we were given the broad task of responding to Euripides' text in a selected style….film, text, presentation, peformance, art…whatever i guess!
We divided into sub groups to carry out suggested research –
Film research (apparently 'rubbish' is all they got!)
Library and Internet research (including some good myths - the corinthians killed the children and bribed euripides to write the play)
Sound Clips (in which we asked questions inclduing reactions to simply greek tragedy and medea, then specifics of man vs women opinions, social view and also about the break up of a family. We tried to ask a wide range of people and managed to get a father's opinion which was very interesting)
When we returned we talked about how we'd like to present our response.
It was the groups opinion that we should create an installation piece involving art, sound, film and performance. As well as challenging the group and creating an interesting and new creative oppurtunity it allowed us to divide into smaller groups to focus on one area. However we decided that we should definitely bring everything back to the group to give everyone creative input.
I decided to focus with Ian on sound clips, though i have an interest in the performance also.
The group wanted to create a piece that was a sensory experience with as much interest as possible.
We settled on a theme for the installation – OPPOSITION - and talked about bringing in modern gender ideas like feminism and the like.
We want the 'performance' to last for approximately ten minutes, with the audience having the control over what they look at, with the studio divided into different spaces and experiences.
Like Owen I am excited at the prospect of creating a piece of work to be proud of with creative control and a blank sheet, though i feel very much that Hugh is offering advice when it is needed, and looking over our work, which i feel is helpful