User:Tisa/research strategies

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Archivation of my research is crucial (practical&conceptual).

My practice/research could be labeled as:


See practice here.

constructing a real-time research log

  • recording my presentations and tutorials > partial transcription & analysis > &options for exporting auto generated subtitles

conceptual-building strategies

(Reading and writing and talking)

  • annotation of texts + intertextual links
  • summary of texts
  • own thoughts on texts
  • reading theory as if it was poetry (observing own emotion, thoughts, connections)
  • writing responses to texts, short essays
  • co-writing/thinking with others
  • writing scripts/compositions/exercises (a cookbook)
  • writing fiction (poetry, stories)
  • transcribing content from improvisation
  • interviews with practitioners, other people interviewing me (monthly practice, repeating questions)
  • letter exchange (w/practitioners, theoreticians, believers)
  • making notes of conversations w/friends
  • bot that I feed my texts.



Observing the movements that people make subconsciously, habitually.

When we are consumed in an action that takes all of our attention ("processing power"), we do not think of the gestures we make, the focus is primarily on the task being done, sometimes not even that. The "empty gaze" is often perceivable, mind can be elsewhere: mechanical movement of human bodies.

For example: people moving a heavy ladder, folding a bed-sheet, technicians setting up lights, a musician arranging gear, a cook cutting vegetables, a cashier handling the groceries.

Performative elements that I am interested in: the replica of these gestures without objects (folding, scanning especially) on stage or on video (in the video objects are edited out (green screen bed-sheet?)).

ref: Mann (psychotechniques), Stanislavsky (psychophysical techniques)


queering damage questions

&add reference

  • what is going on here?
  • which are the agents implied? alive or not, human or not, powerful or powerless
  • wheres? spatiality / situatedness / displacements / distribution
  • whens? temporality / durability / existing / extinct / repeated
  • semiotic-materialities: what signs and matters are at work in this ensemble?
  • your entanglement with the scene
  • can a pattern be identified here? to what extent is this damage structural, or singular?


Aymeric's questions

  • are you planning for an individual work or a collaboration (as in with another XPUB2)?
  • what are the theories, concepts, frameworks you would like to engage with during the second years? (less is more)
  • what are the practices, techniques you would like to focus on? (same)
  • how do the last two relate to, inform, complement, or conflict with each other in a meaningful way?
  • what is the issue you want to deal with (and/or damage, check again the queering damage questions, try answering them)
  • what is the preferred medium or the media you are inclined to use next year?
  • what kind of public do you intend to create?
  • why is it relevant? (maybe overlapping, duplicate with the queering damage questions)


Marloes's questions

  • What do you want to make?
  • How do you plan to make it?
  • What is your timetable?
  • Why do you want to make it?
  • Who can help you and how?
  • Relation to previous practice
  • Relation to a larger context
  • References/bibliography