Tasks

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...

Marie writes: Following a conversation we just had about how our different forms of expertise as academic/artist are a strength for this project, this next task is an attempt to get you to embrace my approach, with improvisation and process to the fore. For Task 19 you wrote this: “One of...

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...

Marie writes: Listening back to our conversation for the review talk with Mette was edifying. Here are a few (of several) points that the conversation clarified for me in regard to the project: It is important to me to sustain my physical practice, use my expertise in dance and investigate...

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...

Marie writes: For this final task of the year – before we take a break for the holidays – I want you to work towards the upcoming yoga workshop we will co-teach in Aarhus in January 2019. I know you have already begun researching material for the talking part of...

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...

Marie writes: I have enjoyed focusing on simply tracking journeys in my response to Task 13 (and not finishing an outcome). I think it has freed me up to create material which is rather uneventful (something I might have been concerned with if I had to work with the material...

Alan writes: This week’s task derives from two things. The first is that I enjoyed the psychogeography of Task 12 and would like to continue with something of that approach. The second is that I enjoyed working with you last week when I helped to film your ‘Blood Work’ workshop...

Marie writes: This task is inspired by a task that Maria Kapsali presented me with in the Two Trainers Prepare project, called A Word for a Place. I came to think of this task and how I engaged with it after a conversation we had about the surroundings we live in and...