I have been thinking abit more about my idea.
My dad always used to say to me “When bad things happen, you just have to move on”
To MOVE ON, I think of moving, I think of when I moved from my childhood home at 12 years old. Seeing all the boxes everywhere, having to pack up my bedroom, packing up all my clothes, pictures, books, teddies, my whole life. Therefore, boxes, that is what it came down to. Using boxes to create the stories in my performance, not just stories though, every element of the stories.
When you move house, you dont just put everything mixed in a box, for example, you wouldn’t put your bathroom mat in with a couple of books, a saucepan and your underwear. You separate, have boxes for bathroom, same for kitchen and bedroom and then you label on the front what is in them.
This is exactly what I will do. Think about the different catergories and elements that made up the time of my parents divorce and fill the boxes with items that relate to the overall idea.
I want the structure of my piece to be quite scattered, to follow but not, to be fine on the hearing but interestingly bizarre visually.
I will have the boxes spread around the space meaning that for me to have the story follow in good time I will have to travel – not just walk, depends on the story being told – to each box quickly.
Going back to the above quote from my dad, BAD THINGS – during the time of the divorce and as previously spoken about in my other posts – an element of hurt and wounded. Therefore I will still have bandages laying around the space between the boxes and I will be rapping them around my body throughout the duration of my piece.
Still yet to think up the ending for the piece…that will just have to be a surprise for now.