Objectives and Content
Since the beginning of civilization MASKS have been central parts of rituals, ceremonies and theatre.
A mask might have an independent object character or might be part of or a costume in itself. The
mask is closely connected to the performative - it is tool to carry us into other realms; fictive,
spiritual or strange. It is an identity tool - to masks yourself is to become other.
In this workshop we will develop our own masks and we will read about and look at various examples
of what a mask is and how it has been used in different contexts.
Each students is asked to develop a character and the masks belonging to this character.
The Mask Replica course is the first of 3 related courses and might be combined with:
week 9: What you say is what you mean!
week 11: Manifestos & Masques