[-empyre-] incompatible research practices - week 02 - performing revolutions // noise and gossip

magnus lawrie magnus at ditch.org.uk
Tue Feb 14 04:37:55 EST 2012


On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 05:02:46PM +0000, magnus lawrie wrote:
> Thanks to Gabriel and all who have been active in reading and writing
> on empyre for the past week. I am glad to join as co-moderator and,
> not so much 'old member', but rather 'empyre fledgling' ;-)
> 
> I have been looking at the reSource pages from the original phd
> workshop that has been mentioned http://darc.imv.au.dk/incompatible/
> as well as the publication that came out of it: World of the News -
> The world’s greatest peer-reviewed newspaper of in/compatible research
> http://darc.imv.au.dk/incompatible/?attachment_id=539

This should be:

http://darc.imv.au.dk/worldofthenewspaper.pdf
> 
> Iona's article 'An Experience of Thought' makes considerable reference
> to Derrida. Notions of endurance (as an alternative to
> sustainability), measure (rather than - instrumental - calculation)
> and its link with rationality/reason (to be undone) are discussed. I
> wonder how these and further ideas of limit, proportion and standards
> of comparison are, in relation to Marie's 'M*nifesto for Interfer!ng
> Wom/en', where, "Noise is first the ruPTUre. As such, it does not only
> diminish and destroy but also produces, creates, enhances...unwanted,
> unorganised, unreasonable: these issues are contigent." Iona, you
> wrote that, "a reason that lets itself be reasoned with makes possible
> the unconditioned event (contingency)." I wonder, are there any
> particular resonances/oppositions between these statements for you
> both?
> 
> Best wishes,
> 
> Magnus
> 
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 06:10:35AM +0000, Gabriel Menotti wrote:
> > Hello!
> > 
> > Thanks very much to Baruch and César and all the other participants
> > for the generous input last week!
> > 
> > I don’t mean to interrupt the ongoing threads, but it is time to
> > introduce some new guests into the discussion: Marie Thompson and
> > Ioana Jucan. Both their researches engage with a range of practices
> > not entirely unproblematic to academia, such as experimental
> > performance and noise improvisation. Biographies below.
> > 
> > *Ioana Jucan*
> > 
> > Ioana Jucan is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher primarily
> > focused on performance-making, philosophy, and new media. She is
> > currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Theatre and Performance Studies
> > at Brown University. In her research, she is interested in exploring
> > the role of performance in the production of epistemological shifts in
> > periods marked by major technological breakthroughs, towards
> > rethinking the notions of the experimental and the revolutionary. In
> > her artistic work, Ioana combines traditional and experimental
> > artistic methods in her exploration of performance as a site for the
> > creation and transmission of knowledge and as a story-telling device.
> > She is an alumna of the Watermill Summer Program 2011 under the
> > artistic direction of Robert Wilson. She is also the co-founder and
> > artistic director of the Listening LabOratory performance group
> > associated with Brown University.
> > 
> > *Marie Thompson*
> > 
> > Marie Thompson is a AHRC funded PhD candidate at Newcastle University,
> > based in Culture Lab and the International Centre for Musical Studies.
> > She has previously studied at the University of Liverpool, where she
> > undertook her Baccalaureate in Music/Popular Music and Masters in
> > Musicology. Marie is also a musician, interested in noise-based
> > musics, circuit-bending and free improvisation. She regularly performs
> > solo as Tragic Cabaret, in the duo Ghostly Porters, and as part of
> > Newcastle’s audiovisual collective, Kira Kira.
> > 
> > Also, welcome to Magnus Lawrie, an old member of empyre who also
> > participated of the in/compatible research workshop and will be
> > co-moderating the debate from now on.
> > 
> > Best!
> > Menotti
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