Message Received

Mar 2016art, cs

A performance piece based on a real relationship. I controlled the speed and flow of time via a MIDI controller in order to visualize the vast lengths of time between messages as the relationship deteriorated. Developing the piece really helped me process what I had done wrong in the relationship, and that I had distorted my memories of certain parts of the relationship in my favor (not to say that there weren't mistakes from both sides). Coincidentally, I never texted the person's name during our conversations, so the text messages are not altered or censored in any way. May she remain anonymous forever.

Performed at the Gray Area in San Francisco.