Day One: Wednesday 8th June 2011
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_P.B.4_2001-06-08_log-day-1.1
Connecting to Helsinki; conversing with Johanna; introducing the project, encountering loose items around the space – loose papers, Duke of Edinburgh Award equipment, a clipboard.
Labelling our first item: The Empty Document; conversing with Natasha about the consideration of time, degradation and re-birth of the document, document as parasite and the obsession of documenting performance.
Conversation continues with Natasha, our second encounter leads to a discussion of the chalkboard as a palimpsest. We go on to discuss the ideas of itinerancy, swapping objects, repairing objects, passing on of objects; considering the ‘homely’ and how to turn the loft into a space that is more cosy and reflective of the objects housed in the space.
Convert the loft into a home [created by Natasha]
Use your personal archive objects to achieve challenge 1 and transform the loft into your home for the next 3 months. [created by Natasha]
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_P.B.5_2011-06-08_log-day-1.2
Dressing the space to make it feel more ‘homely’; switching on technological items in the room – fairy lights, lava lamp, t.v., cd player. We have the camera, we now have the lights and we are ready for action.
Reflection on the day’s broadcast and re-capping what the project is aiming to achieve.
Excerpts from today’s conversations documented in the Ustream Chat Room:
9:06 Instab-In-Stab: Hello to Helsinki 9:06 Instab-In-Stab: if you read me please let me know 9:11 Johanna1976: Hello! 9:11 Johanna1976: Working here in Helsinki 9:12 Johanna1976: Just testing at the moment 9:12 Johanna1976: Not sure how this is working 9:14 Instab-In-Stab: hi johanna 9:14 Instab-In-Stab: do hear me? 9:14 Johanna1976: Yes 9:14 Instab-In-Stab: is the video playing? 9:14 Johanna1976: Working well at the moment 9:15 Instab-In-Stab: brillant! 9:15 Johanna1976: It is a bit bright here which is affecting to the screen 9:15 Johanna1976: Like you know you are situated to the TORI 9:16 Johanna1976: It is fine 9:16 Johanna1976: Hope we get so clouds 9:16 Johanna1976: :) 9:17 Johanna1976: Yej 9:17 Johanna1976: Presentations at the moment 9:17 Johanna1976: If I remember correctly they will have a break soon 9:18 Johanna1976: I´m usinf Ustream 9:18 Johanna1976: There is also possible to have webside 9:19 Johanna1976: We have opened both 9:20 Johanna1976: BUT is everything ok there in England? 9:21 Johanna1976: Sounds good 9:23 Johanna1976: Ok 9:24 Johanna1976: Unfortunately I need to go now 9:24 Johanna1976: Keep in touch 9:25 Instab-In-Stab: Thankyou!!! 9:25 Instab-In-Stab: I really appreciate your help :) 9:26 Johanna1976: Hope you have a good time in there docorating 9:26 Johanna1976: Bye! 9:27 Instab-In-Stab: bye! 9:28 Johanna1976: Oooh - do I need to log out? 9:28 Johanna1976: And how I do it? 9:29 Johanna1976: I´ll try 10:58 natasha000: but i guess that has to do with change, a lot of ppl are afraid of change...hmmmaybe thats an othervreason why we keep hold of things 10:59 natasha000: little bits that keep us attached to what we are familiar with 10:59 natasha000: makes us feel safe 10:59 natasha000: its a comfort 10:59 natasha000: yeh 11:01 natasha000: hi 11:01 natasha000: hahha 11:02 natasha000: this 11:02 natasha000: is 11:02 natasha000: a... 11:03 natasha000: hmmm begins with p? ends in t? 11:03 natasha000: yeh.. 11:04 natasha000: pulimilst? 11:04 natasha000: ahahahaha 11:04 natasha000: yeh hahah 11:04 Instab-In-Stab: palimpsest 11:05 natasha000: ok i do not know this word... 11:06 natasha000: aaa i like that 11:07 natasha000: yeh i was just going to say that 11:09 natasha000: personaly i like desciptively... 11:09 natasha000: never been a fan of mathematics 11:10 natasha000: and a description in itself tells a story 11:10 natasha000: a number not so much 11:10 natasha000: i think 11:12 natasha000: so palimpsest through time... 11:12 natasha000: so many layers will be added 11:12 natasha000: to it yeh 11:13 natasha000: thats fine lol 11:15 natasha000: that reminds me of something my mums says all the time, that everything happens for a reason and you might not see it straight away 11:15 natasha000: so everything is kept for a rwason and rekept again 11:15 natasha000: maybe for an other 11:16 natasha000: it just reminded me when you explained that word 11:17 natasha000: yeh...sometimes i dont have a reason to keep it so i get rid of it and the funny thing is sometimes i give things to my sister 11:17 natasha000: then i see it years later and want it back 11:18 natasha000: it has gained a value it didnt have before 11:18 natasha000: lol 11:18 natasha000: whatever the object is lol it can be the simplest thing... 11:18 natasha000: yeh! 11:18 natasha000: hahah 11:20 natasha000: ok so i know its silly but hey... my mum gave me a nighty that grandma had given was pasted down to me...then my sister wore it...then i took it back...even though it doesnt fit me 11:20 natasha000: i never met my grandma so i guess it makes me feel like i know her a little 11:20 natasha000: by keeping it 11:21 natasha000: yeh its almost like oh wow my grandma held this, washed it blah blah blah... 11:22 natasha000: yeh i guess...and i would like to pass the story on... 11:22 natasha000: the nighty on 11:22 natasha000: like to my children... 11:22 natasha000: poor kids lol, heres a nighty your greatgrandma bought grandma...i know its old torn and unfashionable but you are going to wear it 11:22 natasha000: hahahaha 11:24 natasha000: if it was desperately falling apart i would save it but so far i have let it be 11:24 natasha000: hasnt been worn in years so its safe 11:25 natasha000: hmmm gd one.... 11:25 natasha000: um probably kept safe...maybe wear it .... 11:25 natasha000: not sure 11:26 natasha000: maybe i will jst passed to them when its my time to go 11:26 natasha000: then they can do what they want with it and i dont have to know 11:28 natasha000: aw wow! 11:28 natasha000: hes so cute!!! 11:28 natasha000: hahaha 11:29 natasha000: what is interesting about the teddy is the different meaning he must have had 11:29 natasha000: hahahah 11:30 natasha000: that makes me laugh cause i was just thinking he must have been comforting for someone and not for you lol 11:30 natasha000: awww 11:31 natasha000: patchy no eyes 11:31 natasha000: Patchy first name 11:31 natasha000: Noeyes second 11:31 natasha000: hahaha 11:33 natasha000: he is a cool rabbit... 11:33 natasha000: hahaha 11:34 natasha000: did you take them places with you? 11:35 natasha000: aw lol 11:36 natasha000: aw bless him hanging in the air 11:38 natasha000: um i have most of them in my sisters room, she is worse than me when it comes to keeping other thing i regret giving her is my elli the elepahnt teddy...i had a little grey kitten...i thin 11:38 natasha000: i think those were my faves.. 11:38 natasha000: i only have a little grey me to you bear and a green alien 11:38 natasha000: from toy story in my room now 11:40 natasha000: yeh normal elephant colour, she was nothing fancy but was gd company 11:40 natasha000: thats cool 11:41 natasha000: i think it allows children to create different personalities and situations by ahving different teddys... i know i had a couple of mena barbie dolls and a feww nice ones... 11:42 natasha000: i know that sounds weird lol but hey other kids have imaginery friends 11:44 natasha000: no i loved playing with my animal toys too much 11:45 natasha000: yeh i ahve always lived near areas i could go off and explore... like near a river bank 11:45 natasha000: wow the things i would collect then 11:45 natasha000: and take it all back to the river ''house;; lol 11:46 natasha000: it was under this curved bush...we took a blanket from the house and made lumps on the ground to sit on then placed the blanket on top...we found loads of pieces of old plates, ceramic pots, 11:46 natasha000: things that ppl would through down the river 11:47 natasha000: as the greeks didnt care much for the enviroment 11:47 natasha000: and it would be treasure in our eyes 11:48 natasha000: yeh we found a whole ceramic vase once and took it back home gave it to mum...we still have it! the river house got washed away one really bad winter 11:48 natasha000: :( 11:48 natasha000: oh well plenty of happy memories 11:49 natasha000: i was about 7 11:49 natasha000: 8 11:50 natasha000: about 3 sometimes 4 of us, vaggeli the next dooe neighbor, and steph and nick a couple of american kids that used to ,ive here... 11:51 natasha000: sorry did get that last question 11:51 natasha000: was listening to something 11:52 natasha000: yeh...different house now but same area 11:54 natasha000: lots and lots of memories, happy that they are part of me but also happy that i dont live there now, that was a house, this is a home 11:55 natasha000: hmmm i guess with this particular time it was that the old place we rented, never felt ours...this place although small, its cozy, and we have all done individula things to add bits of our character t 11:56 natasha000: now this house has a characyter made from us lol 11:57 natasha000: yeh... 11:58 natasha000: right cara, im going to have to go need to get stuff ready for rehearsals, really enjoyed our convo 11:58 natasha000: speak soon! 11:59 natasha000: haha lol 11:59 natasha000: bye 11:59 natasha000: x 12:21 Instab-In-Stab: hi everyone 12:22 Instab-In-Stab: if you have any questions or would like me to explain anything just let me know 12:47 Instab-In-Stab: opinion poll -should every item i find in the loft be catergorised or should there be a process of selection? 1:30 Instab-In-Stab: any music requests?
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