Date of Degree
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Film and Video Production
First Committee Member
Deborah E. Whaley
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
This production journal acts as a public record of the journey to produce my MFA thesis film, Mirror, Mirror Perfected. Operating as a folktale, Mirror, Mirror Perfected is a hybrid speculative suspense film looking at our intersect with social media through the eyes of a young dancer in a near-future world. The journal includes notes from research during my time at the University of Iowa in New Media Studies, Sociology and Performance Studies. I explore how, for instance, the Narcissus myth attempts to influence my world through the liminality of instant gratification, technology, and the fragmentation of identity. The journal also accounts for the conceptual, personal, and practical considerations for the development of Mirror, Mirror Perfected since 2012.
alienation, augmented reality, body modification, dance, fragmented identity, hybrid
vii, 51 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-47).
Copyright © 2019 Priscilla A Kessie
Kessie, Priscilla A. "Reflections and enchantments: influences of myth, technology, identity and movement in Mirror, mirror perfected." MFA (Master of Fine Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.