Words That Stick

Lindsey Piscitell, Oriana Neidecker

Create a performance piece that comments on the unique lexicon that has been cultivated and utilized specifically towards women, and explore the violent and prohibitive effect it has on their often marginalized or reduced role in society.

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We have created a wearable that is divided into quadrants (arms & legs). Each quadrant has a designated strip of neopixels hooked up to a controller. The controller has four buttons that allows for each quadrant to cycle through a series of colors. As users cycle through a series of color states via the control panel, the performer (dancer Elizabeth White) will become weaker and weaker until she loses agency of each of her limbs completely. The control panel will also trigger a series of sound clips that will play as a backdrop to the performance piece. The sound clips highlight the lexicon we seek to comment on.


Introduction to Computational Media ITPG-GT.2233.002, Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.003