28 Jul 16

--------- Blog 6: Surveying coordinates

I made the most of the sunny morning and took the theodolite out to practice some coordinating movements.
Exercise 1: Aligning the theodolite to the concrete walkway:



Exercise 2: Pivoting to gaze into the field:



Spotted a friend in the yard... I think I was being surveyed...

Exercise 3: Surveying the path:




28 Jul 16

--------- Blog 5.2: measuring the library

On Thursday and Friday I set up in the foyer of the Castlemaine Library, and took to exploring the brickwork as a new unit of measure...



28 Jul 16

--------- Blog 5.1: measured walking

Today's excercise was to examine the path out the front of Punctum's ICU space where I am working. I wanted to know how the path moved, how its incline altered my movements and footsteps, and if there was any way to measure these concrete-footstep-movements.



Questions to consider: How might a concrete path move? How might we walk-with a footpath?
There was a lot of stumbling, balancing, and awkward walking....


22 Jul 16

DAY 1.

We made lists with a small group of women today:

Ancestry
The sum of our parts
No
Small fingers
Built for
Velvet
Poo
Thanks
Other
Fevers
Enough                 
Visitors                 
Icing
Carrots
180 degrees
Shapes
Decorating
Eat it too
Tea
Whole
Handful
Sacred
Eggs
Blow
Mix
Beatrix
Angel
Repetition

We performed some material we created in the last few weeks, asking what the text, objects and images brought to mind:

She was left wanting fries, just as some are left wanting with motherhood.
Why are there good eggs and bad eggs, or good parents and bad parents.

We wonder if any of the material confronts or offends, and why.

22 Jul 16

This morning, we pulled our shopping trolley (full of props, clothes, and stuff) on a dirt road from the house we were staying at to Kangaroo Flat station. A 45-minute brisk walk.

We overlooked to take a photo as we were too mesmerized by a herd of kangaroos.
“Quick! Take a photo of the kangaroos!”

Later in the evening, we took a photo of the trolley at the station to prevent further regret. We have to document the trolley.


This is what the trolley on the dirt road might have looked like.

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If you had a child, what food item would they be?

CARROT. My son adores carrots to the point of obsession – carrot themed decorations, carrot tattoo (fake), carrot toys etc.

CHOCOLATE HEART. My chocolate heart that walks around outside of my body, sweet & delicious out there in the world.

We are looking into symbolism in performance.

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Jude asks how engagement with audience at this early stage of our process may influence the form of the work? Are the activities we have undertaken with our potential audience simply creative research, or could these activities (list making, curious questions) be incorporated into the final artwork?

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One of us is off to Europe, then one of us is off to have a baby (cake). We were serious when we said: this is a performance project and life project whisked and folded into one.

22 Jul 16

------- Blog 4: moss as measure

An exercise in finding different scales of attention.  In this case, the moss growing in between the footpath, gutter and road.

The moss growth becomes a new scale to measure by. Marking the moss as measurement onto a surveying pole, this recalibrates the measurements of my footsteps as I walk along the side of the road.

22 Jul 16

----------- Blog 3.2: surveying: walking paths

17/07/16 afternoon, partly cloudy, top 13C.

Using a folding-survey-ruler I attempted to measure the footprints and tracks on the path, and the distances between rocks, leaves, broken sticks, mud, etc.

A person and two large dogs came walking past - the dogs were very eager to say hello and add new paw prints to the ground...