Performative Avatars | Final
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is a short video essay I made to explore and negotiate how I feel toward my own body and identity(ies). I collected some "triggers" and put them on a canvas together with my avatars. There are 3 scenes: Home, Identity, and Body.
By using these avatars as a malleable proxy and an extension of myself, I attempted to mediate my relationships with these triggers. The movement and texture of the avatars were means to express how I felt and wanted to feel. Dominance (which is more in control, the trigger or me?) was negotiated visually in each scene through relative sizes, camera movements, and other treatments.