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Cruel Optimism

The Reparation of the Remorse

Performer: Zihan Xiao

Location: North River Valley Park, Ames, IA, USA

Course: DSN S 546 Performing Architecture

Professor: Mitchell Squire

March 2020

While considering the sensory apparatus, it is a media that carries the essence of the presence and responds to the existence of the elements from the intimate life. In this performance, the brown paper is the “sensory apparatus“ that represents the soul of the dead tree. This performance reveals the advocation of the payback in response to what people have done to the natural environment and delivers the grief from the suffering environment.