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landmark seizures // workshop #4 // saturday 25th may // report

aas dolly lunch pi verity

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.


Thursday Film room (play along at home version)

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
Revolution       (2013)

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
(2009)       http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YUroYPadQv8
Hannah       Arendt       “Zur       Person”       (full       interview)

Jim       Henson       on       making       puppets

landmark seizures // workshop #3 // saturday 18th may // report

Yesterday was the third Saturday Workshop of Landmark Seizures 2 (Aid &Abet).

With little need for exterior direction the colour of the day was settled as orange.

Herman Hase led conversions with Amy Feneck and DGGNGNTHRTH on community and use before the ghost of Joseph Beuys was summoned. Beuys’ recommendation for pre-death artists was to have sex with as many people as possible in order that they would have a significant mourning party at the time of their passing and have the best chance at fame. A number of thesis on this topic are currently being proposed at universities across the country.

The audio from this discussion is available at Archive.org here 

Video to follow.

Weathering the storm of technology complaints which we have come to see as the reassuring undertone of this entire project, Bad Timing got the Raspberry Pi to hold a stable operating system.

The Film Room Retains an Element of Mystery.

The Soup of the Day was chilli carrot and tomato.

One in every two bottles of “DGGNGNTHRTH N(e)TTL(e) B(e)(e)R” opens with the full force of the coming revolution.

Beatriz completed her installation (an animation is now on its way).

Thank you to everyone involved for making the lunchtime conversation the marathon that it was, and to Amy for proposing the question:

“How do we reclaim artists “usefulness” (from market?) making it a sustainable option for a way of life?”

The audio from this discussion is available on archive.org here.

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landmark seizures // workshop #2 // saturday 11th may // report



Yesterday saw the second Saturday workshop of Landmark Seizures. 

Phase 2 of Nicole Bachmann's audio work began, and phase three was recorded live for those that saw it by Gareth Williams at around about 1pm.

Various DGGNGNTHRTH activities continued.

Drawings appeared. 

Also sculptures.

Spinach and Stilton was uneaten due to lack of time or dietary restrictions.

Bad Timing saved the day as Sitting Room University built their Raspberry Pi media hub. 

3pm discussion was foreshadowed by torrential rain as the group discussed the SRU-posed topic "Should art create rational objective knowledge?"
 the full recording is available at archive.org here

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