Unmasked Series 1: Unveiling the Invisible Reality is the first series of Unmasked project which is an interactive audio-visual performance exploring the juxtaposition between seen and unseen, visible and invisible, inner and outer reality. This first series explores an artist’s profound experience of discovering a new reality that defies many people’s perceptions of reality. In this performance, the screen is black in the beginning, and as the performer starts to play live music (loosely structured improvisation on violin and or cello), the screen starts to unmask the various sizes of black square or oval shapes in a random order throughout the performance until it reveals the entire screen hidden underneath. At the interplay between visible and invisible, this work piques the audiences’ imaginations as they attempt to make sense of the visual, wording and movements in disguise. Since audiences are exposed to only partial unmasking of the words and visuals at a time, this work challenges audiences to confront their own subconscious and unconscious bias, social conditioning and ideologies in the process of unpacking the meaning.
Primary Programmer: Hans Tammen
Work modified by Cecilia Suhr