Dec
21
2008
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My Wish

I have been reading Spoonface Steinberg a script by Lee Hall. It is beautiful, moving, very pure and true. In the end of the story Spoonface talks about how the world was made long ago and that everything was made out of magic sparks and “now the sparks are deep down inside and the whole point of being alive is to find the spark. And when you meet someone and say hello- or if you tell a joke or when you say that you love them or try and help someone or you see someone who is sad or injured or maybe they have lost all their money or have been battered up or maybe they’re just a bit glum or hungry or you ask the time or maybe they’ve missed the train- all these people, all they need is help to find the spark”

“and the old people a long time ago they saw the sparks and when people met and the sparks jumped right up into the air from the place they where hiding and they leapt up through the firmament and through the clouds and past the sun and they shone over the whole universe”

The sparks are there, they just need to be awakened and connected.

Merry Christmas

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Dec
21
2008
0

Social Dialogue

This was an intervention which I thought wouldn’t work and I did it kind of in a hurry. The next morning though, quite some people had written on it. I made some more wish spots the next day, I haven’t been able to monitor them yet, but feel free to send in pictures!

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Dec
18
2008
0

Make a Wish

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Dec
16
2008
0

Christmas Market

I participated in the Christmas Market at my school last weekend. At the moment I am doing a big range of activities which in one way or another all relate to my project. I am zooming in in quite some things, and it’s about time to zoom out again and get an overview. I need to analyze which things worked and are most important for my MA to continue on.

On the market I was selling Anger Management Toolkit, which I think is a possible solution for some of the problems I have received. With this kit you can write down your problem and feel the relief when you set it on fire. Some creative humor.

Further I sold Books of judgement; in this diary you can park your negative thoughts and leave them there so you can stop thinking them. I also made Leftover Books, which were made from 1 side printed paper  and had the paper-mushroom-bags as a cover.

At the end of the day I was almost sold out!! Especially the Anger managements went very quickly and brought a lot of smiles and laughter.

Dec
15
2008
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Theatre Reflection

I had a lot of meetings with people connected to the Black Nordic Theatre so far I met 3 actors/performers (former students) who gave me a lot of good feedback and want to create some events with me. Next to that I have suggested some ideas to the teachers of the theatre school of Black Nordic and I will be doing an afternoon workshop with their students the 19th of January. The teachers were very critical and these questions make me think about the uncertainty and vulnerability of my project..and me. Learning by doing is a sentence that repeats itself all the time. Creating an open participative framework means placing oneself in uncertainty. The end is open and unpredictable, the white spots will be colored in the process. The colors can be defined and analyzed afterward. BUT as the teachers said or asked: “what is the pedagogical part in this for the students and what is my experience in this?” pedagogically I reckon it is being open for improvisation and working with a social dialogue and the 4th wall theory.

What will be important is that I write a script for these students with a strict framework as a guidance and a scenario with specific roles. So this test-project will be a more directed and maybe more closed performance/theatrical setting than the thing I hope to be doing with the 3 actors (and hopefully some more participants). Today I also met a man who is a sound-painter, which is a lot about experiment and improvising and could be interesting in a guerrilla setting.

I notice that these meetings give me a lot of feedback and input, but I need not forget some design reflection and keep in mind what the visual communication part is in this theatrical setting. Next to that I have some fears or better called challenges with organzing these events/interventions in the public space. Will I be able to arrange them in this short time left? Or will I be able to just do small tests which will give me clear (enough) conclusions? It is a lot of work and I need to make some distinct decisions, to have a strong focus.

Dec
08
2008
0

Problem Intervention

Today I started spreading these in public transport:


A gift package with a one of the problems I have collected in it and printed inside is a voting form. I hope to encourage people to vote for the best problem on KNOTREALLY.tumblr.com and for the best problem of the month I will be doing another Design Intervention which will bring a possible solution!! So come on everybody, VOTE!

Dec
03
2008
0

The Sun is Shining

It is dark weather in Oslo, but the sun is shining in my project! I found some very nice people who want to work with me, which is great. I will be having some meetings the next couple of weeks and discuss ideas, but now I will be able to create a theatrical setting. My plan is to work with the problems I have collected.

In the blog KNOT REALLY I have all tagged them. You can, for instance look for the city/country where the problem comes from. I have also categorized them in personal and global problems. So far there are 50 personal problems and 8 global problems, which is quite striking. Logical as well, I guess, since we are all very human we tend to think first of ourselves. Which is a sort of selfish behavior. My challenge is: how can I bring more reflection and balance in these problems?

The coming weeks I will be doing quite some interventions in the public space ( hopefully one performance intervention as well) and one of my ideas is to see if I can encourage people to bring out their vote for the best problem. For the winning problem I will be designing a solution in the form of an intervention.

Voting is open, so MAY THE BEST PROBLEM WIN!!!

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