week 9 // more iterations and more development

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I did not put anything up today but rather work on the internal aspects of my work, that is its purpose. What am I depicting? What story am I telling? I feel like the presence of my installation is strong, but just needs that small push to make it stand out more -so; through the matter on the surface of the drum or through the projection?

I decided to try and compose some content that tells a story through the projection on the top of the drum, whether it be an animation, images or even my own content.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has beenΒ translated into over 500 languages.

I began to look into the UN article of human rights and found:

Article 14.

(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

I decided this was a great aspect to use because of its universal adaption to all people across all cultures. But with this, what does it mean anymore? Through time, this basic human right has not been handled appropriately by many in terms of power and what is right. Can I converse with this piece of writing and showcase both sides of its interpretation?

 

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