Day Of The Figurines, 2005. Copyright Blast Theory. Photo: Nicola Dove.
Eight extended documentations of the development of work by artists working across a range of media and technologies have been initiated through the Collaboratory. These documentations range widely in their form, duration, focus and outcome. Each documentation is formed in negotiation with an ongoing process.
Paul Sermon's diary from Taipei | The Builders Association and dbox, SUPER VISION | Life to the Second Power (L2) [link] also at Lynn Hershman Leeson | Blast Theory's Day of the Figurines
This page provides a starting point for a discussion of how to document these processes through the Collaboratory.
- to create an evolving document that explores concepts or practices of presence in relation to the development or installation of a work
- the relationship between distinct, ongoing processes in time (a working process, a doing in time: a recording and representation, a marking of time)
- developing methodologies that respond and change in response to the formation of work (a process)
- tracking decisions made (and remade or corrected)
- evidencing materials used (and changed or left behind)
- emphasizing locality (where and when decisions are made or processes occur)
- mapping time (the timeline of the work, but also the respective durations of a working process, documentation and realisation)
- announcing and tracking the editorial process
Points of reference:
- Charles Stein, "When in Rome, Do as the Greeks Did" :: :: "Dark Resonances" of Charles Stein and Gary Hill from The Flavian Amphitheater [link] A diary of the making of Gary Hill’s site-specific performance at the Colosseum, Rome, June 11th 2005. This performance is discussed on the Collaboratory in Gabriella Giannachi, 'Archi risonanti/Resounding Arches' [link] and by Michael Shanks in his archaeolog [link]
- Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment, a weblog of the research, development and ongoing creation of a new theatre piece for 2006 by one of the UK's leading experimental performance groups [link]