Alan

Alan writes: This week’s task builds on the last few tasks and responses, which have all being concerned with negotiating each other’s poetics and defining our own, and imagining some aspects of a performance deriving from the project. For reasons defensible (my artistic preferences) and childish (my timidity), I haven’t...

Dear Marie, I enjoyed this task because it felt like I was making progress towards defining my own poetics and towards imagining how they (and I) might work in relation to your own concerns and poetics. You set me a task to build on the work you did for Response...

Alan writes: The last task set asked me to ‘get closer to finding a shared poetics or ways of working together’. We argued during the week about whether it would be possible to find such a poetics, and if it really was such a good idea to work together. Made in the...

Dear Marie, In Task 20, you require me to be precise as possible in showing/explaining my choices. Quite right, too. A film by Jean-Luc Godard once proposed that: Il faut confronter des idées vagues avec des images claires. But… but… —what if the images are no damn help either? Love, Alan...

Alan writes: I wanted to start with some appreciative remarks about the film you made in response to Task 17. Because we were so busy with other things, that task could have been a bit of a stop-gap, but I think you very effectively distilled the key aspect of the...

Part 1 (Sunday afternoon/evening) Dear Marie, It’s been a busy week, with two presentations to deliver, a big deadline and several meetings. As a result, this response is less developed than usual – though maybe that’s not a bad or, at least, not an inappropriate thing. The task required that...

Alan writes: We’ve taken a break from our project tasks over Christmas and New Year, but have taken the opportunity to review the project so far in a pair of written reflections (here and here) and a recorded conversation facilitated by Mette Terp Høybye in which we discussed the following...

Dear Marie, Here are my reflections on the project so far, organised as answers to the questions we agreed. these reflections will form the basis of my contribution to our dialogue with your collaborator Mette Terp Høybye on Friday 4 January 2019 (tomorrow). 1. How well do the introductory texts...

Dear Marie, I felt a big sense of responsibility with this task, and have awkwardly ‘over-responded’ as a result. Yes, I have again made a bad film. Yes, the next next time, I promise I won’t. Why the sense of responsibility? Well, the task asked me to prepare material for...

Alan writes: The theme of location in the last few tasks (see Response 12 or Response 14) has partly inspired this one, as have the drawings made in response to those tasks, or made by or for our daughter Lisa. This is your last task before our Christmas break (though...