Collage – Drama & Design

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My collage is a representation of my room, but to me my room has always been a representation of myself. In this way the collage is really me in a piece of art. My room is bright, colorful, disorganized to everyone but me, and very messy. My brother even jokes about my room being a nuclear cleanup zone that is costing the government thousands of dollers in tax payers money. I am proud of my room however, mostly because it is mine and no one else’s. The things I find in my room doesn’t include things like frogs or flowers however, so they are a sort of representation of the things I sometimes find in my room, like an old candle or SD card. In this way, my room is sort of made up of random things, as is my collage.

I wanted to put a symbol of myself in the space, and make it noticeable. I did this by drawing a girl with long blue hair in a beanie, and used line to make this stand out. the hair draws the attention of the observer down to the rest of the collage. I saw a photo of a girl with light blue hair and a dark blue beanie on tumblr and thought it was cool because it couldn’t be judged on her face but only on her hair. This makes it interesting because it raises questions. I also thought it was appropriate because when I made this collage I had blue hair despite it fading very quickly. I also made my collage change color as it went across the page, to show how colorful my mind as well as my room is. I’ve also always liked rainbows to the point that when I was little I liked how my name had six letters – one for every color for the rainbow. It is also full of random things, which is why I used so many objects and filled up the space completely, leaving no space other than the girl. I don’t really like my room because it is a place I go to hide from the world but it also is the main thing connecting me to bad memories from my childhood. I decided to attach the idea of my childhood to my collage using the bright colors, and the idea of being a teenager from the colored hair, which is a big part of who I am. When looking at this project, it is meant to make someone feel like theres so much to do, even in your small word. I used photos of a scuba diver, as well as multiple photos of cities at night, and an upside-down photo of the beach, showing the kind of things that can be imagined. This collage is supposed to have a sense of being alone but being comfortable like that. I like my collage quite a bit because I feel like it represents me as well as my room and is nice to look at because of the colors I used.

Drama Journal 7

‘Whats up’ was the main idea of the workshop, and although it originally seemed like a limited topic, the more we worked on the topic, the more ideas we developed as a group. This was interesting because it really showed me how the more we build on each others ideas, the more we learn about each other and the topic itself.
In class we did a few activities where we worked together to try to brainstorm new ideas on the topic. Although this was slightly confusing for me, I found working through this idea forced me to think of new things to try, which made the topic wider and cover more subjects/different ideas. The main thing I remember is when we would fin a partner, and work together to act out something to do with ‘what’s up’. Kent and I had a conversation about how ‘the sky is up’ and the kinds of dumb jokes kids sometimes make with eachother.

From this project, my group, consisting of Jay, Solon, Garrel and Keiyu, worked on a short performance. What we did was have a classroom scene where as each character with a separate personality walked in, a song that goes with that personality/trait would play. Garrel was a posh British boy, and has a classical tune done to his entrance. Jay was a cool kid, and had a older pop song to go with his entrance. Solon was a typical jock, and we used the song trap queen, which was very appropriate because the second lyrics to that song is ‘hey, whats up, hellp’, which we had solon say to the teacher/audience. I was a typical girly girl, and the song ‘barbie girl’ was sung as I walked in. From here, Keiyu gets annoyed at the students for being constantly interrupted by the songs, and yells at me. The others sing ‘move kid get out the way’ as a parody to ‘move * get out da way’. I was very happy with this performance and was proud of my acting in it.

It was interesting that we only had two classes or so and managed to put together an entire performance. I enjoyed working on it with the people in my group, and thought it was cool how ideas could be constantly interpreted into the performance.