Indexing the Event
Step 1: eradicate current (mis)understandings and (ab)uses of the term index
Step 2: experience five varying indexical processes through rotating workshops
Step 3: personal reflection
Reflection by Naomi Siderfin . . .
Climate – exploring different modes of knowing the weather and appropriate response: from Oral tradition – deep knowledge transmitted through word of mouth, rhyme etc. down the centuries (e.g. red sky at night shepherds delight) – to satellite technology, i-phone weather etc.
Taking a mic for a walk, making 1 minute audio records of the different environments… indexing the event?… burying a mic in a pile of shredded paper… circling a group stitching fetishes and recording their conversation.
Listening to an academic account about the experience of a renaissance chapel: entering a circular booth with chapel ceiling replicated above me, manipulating a body-scale lens to reflect the blue, blue ceiling: seeing a mirage float in the space in between – a real-life Harry Potter moment.
Extravagantly cutting into fluorescent gauze; tying handfuls of shredded paper into gauze in celebratory bow: sticking in a needle to stitch another felt-colour into the concoction.
Observing an intense game for two players with no apparent objective other than pitting wits.
Ladies of the Press* produced printed responses using a receipt printer, creating alternative transcripts for Sophie Rigg, Emma Visman and Dawn Gaietto’s Indexing the Event workshop sessions.
Ruth Bernatek’s workshop generated an index of sounds in response to the environment of Woburn Square Research Centre. Listen below:
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