Different Self

This piece is my different self.  I don’t walk around like this all the time.  This is one of many of my performance avatars.  Each real avatar is created by using a past experience.  To illustrate the experience, metaphoric meaning using poem/rap/lyric adds a sense of mystery.  I don’t want to blatantly tell you my past experience, I want to make the viewer think.

What do you think this piece is about?  Do you believe we make reality avatars?  We dress ourselves up to meet the part…Tennis shoes, shorts and a shirt- Exercise Avatar?…..Nice shirt, nice pants, nice shoes and etc.- Perceptive Avatar?  Do we dress ourselves up in hopes of social interaction?  Social interaction, whether it be in reality or virtuality, is a need we humans seek.  Changing your appearance in reality to something different and unexpected from your peers gains the eye of curiosity.  Do we not look when we hear a loud noise near by?  Do we not look at the odd man out, the person that doesn’t blend in with the rest?

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