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.
Yesterday saw workshop #1 of landmark seizures take shape in a beautifully robust manner, not unlike the fabrication of a cob wall or some particularly coarse pumpernickel. Molecular, yet firmly established with some some quite dynamic emergent properties.
The hive mind/body of drone engineers AAS built their sonic isolation/emancipation/integration/interrogation chamber “The Infinite Drone Accumulator” in what must certainly be approaching a record time for any architectural object which features a Buddhist/Turrellian rapture funnel.
Please use it.
Their work continues remotely in the space over the next few weeks as a series of sound pieces culminating in the live performance on Saturday 25th May.
*Please bring ear plugs for that*
We are very pleased to announce the Gareth Williams and Becky Whitmore curated film space which should be up and running from next Thursday delivering an as yet secret programme and significantly more clandestine agenda almost certainly involving witchcraft. Details to follow.
The DGGNGNTHRTH loom is in place. Please use it.
The DGGNGNTHRTH jobs board and thought parking area is in place. Please use them.
Thank you very much to the Aid&Abet directors and associates, various artists and members of the public for taking part in the first Saturday Workshop 3pm Discussion Group on the question “where is the responsibility in collaborative practice?” *Audio to follow.*
Next weeks schedule to follow shortly, in the meanwhile Twitter hashtag #landmarkseizures contains more material from yesterday and will continue to be updated.