FINALLY THE PROJECT IS UP AND RUNNING ON TUMBLR AT http://psychedelicexperience123.tumblr.com ! DO CONTINUE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES!
A “psychedelic experience” is an altered state of awareness induced by the consumption of certain psychotropics, holotropic breathwork, meditation, or sensory deprivation.
Using a song inspired by the psychedelic experience, will audience too be experiencing what the song writer felt while being induced by such “psychedelic consumption?” That’s where the project is experimenting on the concept of transcendence experience. Strangely enough what I come to realize from the submissions I received is that the experience is different from each individual. Some feel excited, some feel emotional, some feel dizzy, and some sees this experience through colors. The selection of the filters in Mac’s Photobooth does have its own “feel” in terms of what the audience is feeling while listening to the song.
Identity comes as an evident issue while doing doing project as the identity of the original participant diminishes or becomes apparent as the final video is being churned out by the artist(me). The participant has their own notion of what they would like to be perceived as and translate this through the selection of the filters in Mac Photo
booth. The song choice gives a backdrop for the participants to explore this identity they can relate to and this raise the class discussion on IDENTITY DOUBLE/VIDEO DOUBLE. We are comfortable to present ourselves in a certain stereotype/attitude in this internet medium.
In addition, the artist manipulation of the video also adds on to this complicated layer of perception of oneself. So in the end, the final video is an outcome of the collaborated perception and expectation of how an individual should be represented.
This project hence, raises the evident nature of multiple identities!
REMINDS ME OF THE FILM PERSONA! where we present what we want people to knows us at that point of time
the power of this project is the ability to see to view what is being submitted and the final outcome of the video through a viewing platform of tumblr. Participants are in a way interacting with the artist knowingly or unknowingly forming this conversation in third
space. The idea of communication through their videos and the manipulation of the final videos gives this portrayal of participants identity from a stranger’s eyes. Hence it can be non-biased I guess. The power of reflagging will also add on to this spread of “knowing the user.”
This project has also made me explore other ways of presenting an idea to the public through other web platforms other than wordpress which can have their own limitations. Nothing is perfect and finding the right web medium mix for the project is therefore important. and…
I think I’m obsessed with the 1960s era of hipster culture. Damn I wish I was there back then! haha