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For submission for this journal, I was planning to do something else. But then the MAMA 2020 performance of “Black Swan” happened. I got goosebumps while watching it. To say that it moved me to tears wouldn’t be an exaggeration. It was then I knew I had to capture it with my own hands. The longing, the delicate expression — I wanted to capture it all.
I tried to put my own style in this piece. The blurred edges to the chaotic background shows the uneven emotions that BTS wanted to portray through their song as well as through the performance.
“A dancer dies twice — Once when they stop dancing, and this first death is more painful” — Martha Graham
The quote presented in the opening of the “Black Swan” MV says it all. “Hope, Dream” would be the desire to keep true to my art, hoping and dreaming that my passion doesn’t fade away and will stay with me until I die.
Kasturi K | Graphic Designer | Twitter: @persona_deer (India).
Kasturi (2021). Hope, dream. The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , (3). https://ther3journal.com/issue-3/hope-dream.
Kasturi. “Hope, Dream.” The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , no. 3, 2021, https://ther3journal.com/issue-3/hope-dream.
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