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Our paper will focus on Speculations, a two day Shift/Workshop. Speculations will be collectively composed and play-tested at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on the 3rd and 4th of March 2017, a participatory action-research workshop ordained to fabricate speculative artistic research methods.
What will we be ‘composing'?
We will compose a workshop in which participants develop, learn and apply speculative artistic research methods. It is crucial that the genesis of this workshop is, in its own right, speculative. Our speculative process encourages artistic practices that cannot be held, observed or enacted without taking risks or experiencing their consequences. To this end, Shift/Work: Speculations will be collectively composed.
Speculative methods may include, but are not limited to: abduction, syncretism, forecasting, futurism, divination, becoming-rites, probing (making and employing actants), paradisciplinarity, ‘pataphysics, hyperstition, theory-fiction, mythopoesis, fabulation, fictioning, (mis)management, gaming / playing, versioning, licensing, servicizing, technés / technoetics, extended cognition (ExC), imaginative propositions, paper architecture, thought experiments, proposing, lateral thinking/feeling/knowing, weird-ing, speculative realism, mangle-practice….
Who are the Shift/Workers?
A compagon of ‘composers’ - comprising artists, curators, designers, musicians, producers, educationalists, social anthropologists, philosophers and futurists - will join us at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in March 2017 to scribe and audition Speculations. Working in three groups, participants will compose three iterative workshops. The three groups will then rotate, each participating in the workshops composed by their peers. Our post-workshop re-calibration of the three workshops will translate them into one workshop. Shift/Work will direct this ‘calibrated’ workshop Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, 20-24th March 2016 .
We will speculate on the form Speculations will take. We speculate that the workshop will enable participants to compose, experience and evaluate an iterative, action-based, peer-to-peer learning experience that is both theoretical and practical. We expect they will learn how their speculations (and their attendant risks and uncertainties) are co-affective upon the experiences of their peers. Like previous Shift/Workshops, Speculations will enact relevant discourses, practices and models of artistic paragogy to enable and inspire participants to adopt speculative methods and implement their own workshops.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Feb 2017|
- Contemporary Art
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Mulholland, N., 13 Jan 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Art in the Public Sphere. 5, 2, p. 219-223 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Mulholland, N., Brown, D. & Watts, J., 20 Mar 2017
Research output: Non-textual form › PerformanceOpen AccessFile
Mulholland, N. & Brown, D., 3 Aug 2016.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Neil Mulholland (Invited speaker)2 Aug 2016
Activity: Academic talk or presentation types › Invited talk