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DAY FOUR – OLIVIA SAUTEREAU

January 12th, 2016 Posted by BLOG, DAY04 No Comment yet

TIP #4: WHAT IS DOCUMENTING?

 

The Crash Final Event is on Saturday. You can visit us either on the Bridge facing the visitors’ Entrance Gate, the same gate that will lead you to the reception area where you could experience the FTZ, the Free Thinking Zone, or in the Garage, the first place where we saw the Mill on Monday. The site where this circle began, now ends and maybe re-begins.

 

This week has been a human experience, a live performance week. Walking, talking, watching, sharing, picturing, chatting, laughing, reflecting, exploring, feeling, experiencing, dancing, performing, carving, painting, engaging, documenting… In a few months, The Mill will evolve. That makes us some of the latest visitors to this place. As he hosted us during the week, we offer back our thoughts, reflections, ideas and engagement (cqfd1).

Through my work in the performing arts and my experiences this week I am now questioning the concept of documentation. How could we document a work – and by work I mean the sensation, the context, and the final piece? What do we want to share, remember and record? How long will we keep it?

 

If you want to know, come and visit us on Saturday at the Brierfield Mill!

 

1 CQFD : (FR) ce qu’il fallait démontrer.

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DAY THREE – OLIVIA SAUTEREAU

January 12th, 2016 Posted by BLOG, DAY03 No Comment yet

TIP #3: UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT

 

Connecting with people from a previous visit in the Blackburn area: SLYNCS organisation (link to their website?), Richard from the Blackburn Museum and Steven from the Queen’s Mill Museum,

On-going engagement with creative and cultural issues,

Not waiting for permission to explore, do and try ideas,

Traversing the canal area,

Enabling and sharing new ways of thinking,

Xperiencing movement’s performance with Alice,

Time to guess a fortune for Gig.

 

Reference of the day: Paul Kelly, a connector

 

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DAY TWO – OLIVIA SAUTEREAU

January 12th, 2016 Posted by BLOG, DAY02 No Comment yet

TIP #2: THE FUTURE-EX COMFORT ZONE

 

Definition: a place and/or a time and/or a sensation.

Explanation: Imagine you are in the forest, you are standing there and a bear arrives. Both of you don’t know what to expect from that encounter. Are you scared? Excited ? Are you waiting until something happens? Or do you feel confident?  That’s the sensation you’re feeling before quitting your future-ex comfort zone.

Note: It could also be translated in dutch by “Daar zit je dan”.

 

The comfort zone is an area where and when you feel comfortable. It is where you feel that you belong to and don’t hesitate to go, visit and come back. But one day, when you decide to go out of it… you just make it bigger. Well, that’s just where/when/how I am at the Crash residency, extending my comfort zone, exploring my uncomfortable zone, already seeing the new gate I have to open to the next U. Z.

 

This morning U. Z.:

Location: the reception / foyer area of Brierfield Mill; G.P. S : N:53°49’36.96” / O: 2 °14’4.657”

Name of my future-ex comfort zone : // Beware // Free thinking area

 

Tomorrow U. Z.:

I can’t name it but I already feel it.

 

Beware, going after an uncomfortable zone may you like to explore another one.

 

Reference: Joe Fletcher Orr seems to brave his uncomfortable zone by using humour.

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DAY ONE – OLIVIA SAUTEREAU

January 12th, 2016 Posted by BLOG, DAY01 No Comment yet

TIP #1 : UNLOCKING MILL

 

Considering that the Crash residency began yesterday in a car, driving from London to Trawden, activating the route through sensation, sounds and passing scenery,

Considering that our lives are managed by rules, that we follow them without noticing them,

Considering that ethics is an everyday issue, from Earth to Human ethics, from individual work to collaborative action,

Considering that life will always goes on, especially in an abandoned Mill,

 

This Crash-week will have a butterfly effect on each of us, so then what will we do ?

 

“Every rejection you get, is a first step closer to acceptance.”

Kerry Morrison