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Occupation and place

Occupation and place
Occupation and place
Between place, performance and score Meeting places.

'To think of place as an intersection – a particular configuration of happenings – is to think of place in a constant sense of becoming through practice and practical knowledge. Place is both the context for practice and a product of practice – something that only makes sense as it is lived’ Tim Cresswell.

This paper explores the potential and difficulties of re-telling collaborative exchange. It examines the problem of archive and the possibility of case study as a means of colliding fragments to create a consciousness about the work and the ways the work can be re-animated and re-formed.

Using project documentation from a duet performed within a gallery studio between a drawer and a percussionist as the focus for investigation, the presentation will open and examine cross-disciplinary frames of reference relating to drawing, playing (percussion), filming and re-telling improvised activities. In doing so it will map territories of practice through collaboration locating interconnections, difference and overlaps.

The presentation will examine the role of the archive as layers of interconnected processes and experiences that generate a complex interrelated structure of fragmentary information and interpretation. Framing and re-framing activities within a series of re-tellings, we will model the dynamic impact of different material to consider the potential influences of physical site(s), individual and disciplinary frameworks of practice.

The presentation plays with the idea of meeting place, a juxtaposition of parallels presented as fragments of a collaborative process. Using a sequence of fractured excerpts in the form of images, texts, sounds and narrations from Sound Seminar, we will re-tell spatial dialogues offering entry into a series meeting places between site, discipline, artist, musicians and academic.

Drawing on the notion of a performed score we will both re-present and re-perform exchanges, offering opportunities through which the viewer/participant might themselves re-site fragments of our dialogues within their own territories and experience.

In this way the re-presentation investigates how by encountering multiple and layered interactions of the original event as dynamic actions of a case study we might enable the viewer/participant access to the experiences of the project, uniting the fragments of information and experience.
collaboration, practice, negotiation, occupation, difference
University of Brighton
Bould, Trish
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Knox-Williams, C.
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Oldridge, K.
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Bould, Trish
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Knox-Williams, C.
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Oldridge, K.
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Bould, Trish, Knox-Williams, C. and Oldridge, K. (2010) Occupation and place. In, Occupation: Negotiations with Constructed Space. Brighton, GB. University of Brighton.

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Between place, performance and score Meeting places.

'To think of place as an intersection – a particular configuration of happenings – is to think of place in a constant sense of becoming through practice and practical knowledge. Place is both the context for practice and a product of practice – something that only makes sense as it is lived’ Tim Cresswell.

This paper explores the potential and difficulties of re-telling collaborative exchange. It examines the problem of archive and the possibility of case study as a means of colliding fragments to create a consciousness about the work and the ways the work can be re-animated and re-formed.

Using project documentation from a duet performed within a gallery studio between a drawer and a percussionist as the focus for investigation, the presentation will open and examine cross-disciplinary frames of reference relating to drawing, playing (percussion), filming and re-telling improvised activities. In doing so it will map territories of practice through collaboration locating interconnections, difference and overlaps.

The presentation will examine the role of the archive as layers of interconnected processes and experiences that generate a complex interrelated structure of fragmentary information and interpretation. Framing and re-framing activities within a series of re-tellings, we will model the dynamic impact of different material to consider the potential influences of physical site(s), individual and disciplinary frameworks of practice.

The presentation plays with the idea of meeting place, a juxtaposition of parallels presented as fragments of a collaborative process. Using a sequence of fractured excerpts in the form of images, texts, sounds and narrations from Sound Seminar, we will re-tell spatial dialogues offering entry into a series meeting places between site, discipline, artist, musicians and academic.

Drawing on the notion of a performed score we will both re-present and re-perform exchanges, offering opportunities through which the viewer/participant might themselves re-site fragments of our dialogues within their own territories and experience.

In this way the re-presentation investigates how by encountering multiple and layered interactions of the original event as dynamic actions of a case study we might enable the viewer/participant access to the experiences of the project, uniting the fragments of information and experience.

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Published date: 2010
Keywords: collaboration, practice, negotiation, occupation, difference

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150953
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Date deposited: 12 May 2010 11:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:56

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