I think that in getting out and conducting research in the public is a smart way to understand individual’s opinions and to gain feedback in the process of creating an event. This is something that helps you cultivate an understanding of peoples’ perceptions that are not necessarily in your personal network. The most challenging part to this was actually building the courage to talk to these stingers in the community. In this situation you can’t always predict how individuals may react to your ideas. This puts me in a slightly vulnerable position as an artist, but it also is important in seeing how you can shift gears or change your process to remain flexible and open to outside opinion.