Post 1 18/09/2018
It's been a long time since the last time I spoke to you. Somehow Facebook doesn't seem to be a safe place, like a lot of places; we have to be careful about what we say especially when we are not using our mother tongue... but anyways, ARE WE ALL WELL?
I am writing this because I have a proposal for you, I mean all of you. Some of you might've already known that I am developing a project...It's about the mushrooms ( not necessarily though ), and I am keen to have your perspective as my inspiration...or maybe it's just nice to have someone to share thoughts, isn't it?
I want to ask :
" What do you think about mushrooms? "
( Yeah... it sounds weird, but please don't be weird about it.)
You can say anything that comes to your mind. There's no right or wrong in this case. It's your answer that matters to me, and every answer counts.
Ideally, I will need you to record your thoughts in your voice; it does NOT need to be in English. It can be any language you feel comfortable to speak with; it might be your native or something you've learned but just want to show off ( in some case you might have adapted too well to others hence your mother tongue is short now. ). It can as well be a mix of multiple cultural expressions that represent you. You can also sign about it...I don't know... there are so many options and I don't mind. The most important thing is to answer that question with your voice.
" What do you think about mushrooms?"
In exchange, I will personally send you a card, hand-written, to thank you for sharing your thoughts ( ...I also have a penny if that works better for you😉 ) and contribution to this project. You will also be credited on the project website and page.
If you don't know about this project, you can write to me. I am more than happy to tell you about it.
if you want to know what exactly I am doing with your voice before you say YES to this, also send me a text and I will tell you.
If you are interested, please say YES, (comment below or PM) I will find you.
Or just say "Hi" that's always a good start.
That's it for now.
Thanks very much and look forward to hearing from you all.
Post 2 18/12/2018
Earlier on I posted an invitation via Facebook, asking people to co-shape this project by recording their thoughts/ voices/ sounds on the subject of " What do you think about mushrooms?".
I promised there would be no selection process; every file received will be used in the performance. And there is no deadline; send your recording whenever and it will be heard by our mushrooms the next time.
It was a lot of work...However, this process helps overcome my artist ego and presents a more diverse view that is broader than my own. And most importantly, it connects me with people, which this project is all about: connecting, exchanging and sharing.
I kept my word and here's a big thank you to those who've shared their voices at SPILL Festival of Performance By Mushrooms.
Manon Spiritu Santi
Shih Han Chien
( I checked my mail three times, hoping no one is left out, but please let me know if you are missed on this list... )
This is a project that will keep growing, including and sharing.
Send your voice whenever and it will be heard.
Thanks for everyone who's been on this journey with me. Our journey as mushrooms continues.