It has been almost a month since we parted in Lesvos. I can still clearly recall that we were having breakfast together under the fig tree, riding the squeaky bikes across the fields, sunbathing on the beach, playing with Fiorella, and singing on the balcony while admiring the moon. I believe that with time, those memories will act like little raindrops that fall into a creek, river, or sea, eventually, get ingrained in our minds and affect every aspect of our lives. All I want to say is that I miss each and every one of you and the two-week adventure we had together.
I’m still putting things and thoughts together at this point. This is a very important step that is also difficult and time-consuming. Because this process is like turning a cluttered and disorganized room into one that is tidy and organized. Everything in this room needs to have a purpose, be useful, functional, and make sense to the person using it.
At the moment, I’m planning to utilize one of the following methods and/or materials to exhibit my project:
- A collage book with notes that chronologically details my journey to Lesvos
- A vlog documenting my adventure in Greece
- The VR film I created for Adonia
- A film recording of Adonia’s first experience in Virtual Reality
- A list of “Dos and Don’ts” when someone is watching a VR film for the first time
- My reflection on my experience and project, as well as feedbacks from teachers and peers (this part can be embedded in my collage book if possible).
Please feel free to leave any comments and suggestions for my project. I guess the next step for me is to decide which methods/materials I’m going to use.
Dear Gabby, thank you for sharing your memories, as well as your project ideas! This is just an initial comment to your points 1-6; I think all of these ideas and materials could be valuable in what you want to share. Still, similar to what I have commented on some other students (and the email I sent all), I think it is often wise to choose a main thing that you would like to convey, and make that a center point that the rest of the material or narrative circles around (which also makes it easier to select what needs to be left out: if it doesn’t contribute to this particular story, it probably doesn’t belong in this particular work presentation). In your work, it seems to me that both the VR film you created with a specific person in mind, and the interaction between you, her, the material, and the places you went to record, seems to me to have the qualities of such a ‘centerpiece’. If you agree with this, then it would be interesting to see how you would like to tell that story with the limited space that you have. Let’s talk one day if you have the time, or you could share some drafts. Keep up the good work!