DOI

10.17077/etd.hka4-dxd8

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Summer 2019

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

Degree In

Film and Video Production

First Advisor

Harris, Christopher

First Committee Member

Deborah E. Whaley

Second Committee Member

Gibisser, Michael

Third Committee Member

Ghazvinizadeh, Anahita

Fourth Committee Member

Sakamoto, Michael

Abstract

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.

Keywords

alienation, augmented reality, body modification, dance, fragmented identity, hybrid

Pages

vii, 51 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-47).

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 Priscilla A Kessie

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