I have a hystory of making work out of materials sourced from multiple contributors.
During the past three years I have been performing live texts using projected text-image sequences as a springboard for interdisciplinary improvised performance. In essence these are lo-fi pieces that combine various approaches to textual enactment and reenactment through interpretation, tonal semantics, commentary, extended vocalization, song . . . somewhat exploring the borderlands between a lecture, a paper, a talk, a poem and a graphic score. Those who have witnessed any of this work will also know that i do not stand to one side of the projections but stand in them, and that i incrementally incorporate documentation into each successive version, to the extent that i do what the fabulous photographer Jo Spence urged; i put myself in the picture. The writing gets all over my body. The resultant highly embodied work gradually includes interventions by others and the status of variant documentation of the work being made becomes part of the emergent and ongoing text.
I am making a piece of work for the ELMCIP conference Remediating the Social and i need your help to make it. My title is remediating the social and I want the perspectives presented by the piece, as i explore what remediating the social might mean, to be as radically inclusive as possible. Hence I am seeking massively multiple contributions of material.
I will credit everybody who participates, in every instantiation of the work produced (i hope in the end to include aspects of this piece in an electronic book too). Something approximating this call for contributions will accompany every version of the work, listing all those who contributed to its making (unless people self-identify as wishing not to be listed).
Here's how you can help (please feel free to contribute one or the other or both):
1. email me an image (a sourced photo or a photo you take, or a drawing you make or an animated gif you assemble . .) that says something (for you) about the concept and or your understanding of the meaning and interpretation and/or experience of remediation
2. tweet me @friedpudding (if you have a twitter account and if you do not have a twitter account then email me a short text (no more than 140 characters)) offering your thoughts on / critiques of / aspirations for . . . the social
- IF you have more to say than can be constrained by 140 characters then please send me a sequence of texts and i will deal with them in those units
N.B. I am circulating this invitation widely and it is expected that many contributions will be critical . . do not be concerned about being critical, jaded, cynical, silly, obstructive . . . DO use multiple languages and languages other than English if you so wish . .
Deadline: March 31st. I hope to begin making the work during April and will continue during the summer. I might circulate a second call, but i'm hoping that I can get enough contributions to begin to work with asap.
I will subsequently work with whatever materials i receive to develop a live presentation for the conference in Glasgow. I will be sharing this as work in progress at the UCF ELMCIP seminar - Arnolfini Bristol, on Friday May 4 and show the work at the Edinburgh College of Art, October 31 - November 2, 2012.
THANK YOU so much, in advance
hugely looking forwards,
*apologies for cross-posting