a little late with this final report.
Nicole Bachmann’s recording was finally played in its entirety. This piece had been growing for the duration of the project, with live recordings being made each Saturday with performers being cast from those present in the space.
We had a vigorous and slightly chaotic discussion over lunch in which the problems of multiply identities rose to the surface and all sense of coherence collapsed. Once again we returned to issues of responsibility and communication, someone gets called on being a fascist, at one point or another we all get angry. One area of discussion involved this review of the previous weeks workshop, again returning to the supposed dichotomy of art being either for itself, or for the audience. We propose that a plural and nebulous reading of the field is more appropriate, phases and sections of the whole will serve parts which make up each of these groupings regardless of intent. Perhaps indeed these groupings are inconsequential? Perhaps they are of consequence but in a manner that is somewhere between unhelpful and oppressive?
A recording of this discussion is available at archive.org here.
The event folded in on itself with a series of performances beginning AAS draining the drone accumulator, the music of Dolly Dollycore and a reading by Verity Spott.
Proof perhaps that outside the bifurcation that defines ends as either “bang” or “whimper” there rest a third state which involves a sustained roar and a deep sense of unease.
apologies for camera work…
Thursday 23rd May:
Thursday Film Room with Becky curating. 5pm Sleep Furiously -‐ Directed by Gideon Koppel (2008)
Three weeks of activity litters the space.
work is left to be done.
Friday 17th May:
The space remains open, Thursday Film Room becomes Friday (self curated) Film Room.
Work is done.
Saturday 18th May:
Phase 4 (final phase) of Nicole Bachmann’s sound piece is installed.
DGGNGNTHRTH activity continues (soup, prints, interrogation of objects) with various readings and performances occurring throughout the day including AAS, Aid & Abet, Caitlin Doherty, Dolly Dollycore, Verity Spott and a cast of dozens.
3PM Discussion Group Question is currently under research.
Then, AAS opening the closing event with the performance of:
The Infinite Drone Accumulator
at around 7:00pm.
Aid & Abet
Footprint Workers Co-Op
David Wayne Kasper
The Sitting Room University
Matthew J Spokes
23rd May 2013 -‐ Quiet Action
Main feature 5pm Sleep Furiously -‐ Directed by Gideon Koppel (2008)
Hand catching lead -‐ Created by Richard Serra (1968)
How to build an igloo -‐ Directed by Douglas Wikinson (1949)
The last shovel maker -‐ Directed by Jack Ofield (2006)
The cameraman has visited our town -‐ Directed by Tom Whiteside (1989)
The monument of big chief rolling mountain thunder -‐ Directed by Allie Light and Irving
Saraf (1983) http://www.folkstreams.net/pub/FilmPage.php?title=107
Welcome to Spiveys corner: The National Hollering Contest -‐ Directed by Kier Cline (1978)
The glass eye maker -‐ Directed by Tomas Leach (2010) http://vimeo.com/8320480
Ernest Wright & Son Ltd -‐ Making Sheffield Scissors -‐ Directed by Paul Martins Handmade
Go pro Sheep shearing with Nick King (2013)
Stewart Lee on university funding and the arts (2010)
Climb without ropes -‐ Waldo Etherington (2013)
3 minute wonder: Jeff Koons “Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank” -‐ Directed by Mike Figgis
Hannah Arendt “Zur Person” (full interview)
Jim Henson on making puppets