Transfer Session 1

25 May 2011

We decided recently to dedicate the ateliers in May and June to the preparation for the third layer of Ecollectiv: Transfer. This preparation includes the exploration of social features of the work we did on the project up till now (layer Relation and layer Zeal).

TIna, Ryuzo and Gregor extracted on the first day (23rd May) the main tool of Relation layer which is "to relate"; and main tool from work with Peter Rauch which is "to observe". Better then extracted I would say adjusted to present situation. The Transfer layer adds a new tool which is obviously "to transfer" or modes of transfer.

Transfer of what? The first day we decided to look for transfer of the state "open mind". This transfer includes the research what is it for each of us and us as a group, what is an open state of mind, what is mind, what relations are being focused on, how does relation to other being, group of beings, object, notion change the "open mind"...

So this was actually Score 1 (20min)
-what is "open mind"?
-explore what is the open mind and at the same time to transfer this to someone else
-use relating and observing as a tool. Observing is not necessarily connected with extracting yourself from performed situation,
-actually we used more the opposition between performing and observing and I was the one insisting of relating


Score 2 (3 x (7+3)min)
-person A defines the object for person B to relate to during the score. Tina define a chair for Ryuzo, Ryuzo a hanger to Gregor, Gregor defines a table to Tina. We took the object out of their usual context, for example the hanger is usually in the corner of the room; and put them in the space in the corners of triangle.
-we defined the order of who is assuming the role of performing and who of that of observing. While one was performing, other two were observing.  Each person has 10min for the performing role. That is to say that the focus of his/her action is more on performing then observing. This score was done after the first score which brought certain understanding of how performing and observing can mutual exchange, co-exist...
-we split 10min to 7min and 3min. This artificial split was made to further explore the influence of such trigger from outside. We used stopwatch to measure the time.
-the main energy input is in the transfer of the relation between performing and observing

Score 3 (10min)
-based on second score
-no more defined objects to relate to
-no more fixed roles (in time or otherwise), the state of performing and observing is mutually exchanged as you wish
-the focus is on transfer of the action, the logic of it, the strategy, the atmosphere...

Avout the discoveries and ideas, some other time. Some of these discoveries found a way into the scores of the second session.

slo / eng