Day Twenty Seven: Friday 22nd July 2011
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_P.B.30_2011-07-22_log-day-27
This file is no longer available due to a resource failure in the archive control procedures of the proprietary live streaming provider for Instability in Stability. You can gain an alternative perspective on today’s broadcast via the Live Stream Chat Room and Archive Appointment documentation situated below.*
Starting when I left off yesterday, I continued to catalogue the D.V. Tape box discussing the memories associated with each recording. I reflected on my role as Digital Assets Editor for DARVPA (Digital Archive for Research in Visual and Performing Arts) at the University of Chichester and my acquisition of the hard copies of the Macromedia Breeze recordings, which I helped to stream and produce between September 2007 and June 2008. This raised questions about the assimilation of other artists’/other institution’s archives into your own and the responsibility that is attributed to this.
I displayed elements of the Something Pretty Archive I made for my third year module ‘Documenting Performance’ at the University of Chichester, including a video of a gig and interview the band did for the project. I went through the portfolio I submitted for the module and read the critical essay I wrote to frame the project which connects to some of the key questions of this project regarding the definition of an archive, how we produce documentation, what is its value, and how documentation is integrated into archives.
Typed and spoken conversation with Miguel Stichini a friend and colleague from the Kultural Caravani project I participated in this April (2011) in Turkey. Together we took a short tour of the loft and its theatrical potential, reflecting on our time in Turkey and the aims of Caravani. You can see an excerpt of Miguel’s side of the conversation below in the Chat Room documentation below.
Returned to the D.V. Tape box to finish logging the tapes before continuing to reflect on the memories and experiences attributed to the tapes. I get to Item 26 a D.V. tape from September 2009 capturing a visit I went on to a mine in Carbonia, Sardinia. The visit took place as part of a walking workshop I did with Zarina Bhimji and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. The tour was fantastically detailed and reminded me of the many caves, mines and the geode I got to visit as part of my work with Carovana S.M.I in Cagliari. All magical and life changing experiences. The way we dived into and explored these incredible worlds reminded me of the experience of being immersed in the loft and going on an adventure trip around its contents, discovering new things about myself, about other people and about the processes of performance and archiving.
Excerpt’s of today’s conversation as documented in the Live Stream Chat Room:
Welcome to the 'theloftproject' room Miguel ban: Hey Cara Miguel ban: fine Cara Miguel ban: I dont have microphone Miguel ban: is that a live band or a video? Miguel ban: :) Miguel ban: cool Miguel ban: every body is looking for something Miguel ban: ahhaha Miguel ban: sorry I was just joining the music Miguel ban: so what is going on there? Miguel ban: hehehehe Miguel ban: yes :) I can see Miguel ban: hum hum Miguel ban: yes Miguel ban: I see Miguel ban: and that band... are they going to play in your loft? Miguel ban: you could make a unpluged Miguel ban: hum Miguel ban: ok... Miguel ban: it is not so undertandable Miguel ban: just letters Miguel ban: :p Miguel ban: thats a nice diagrama Miguel ban: are you making some kind of art performances on the loft? Miguel ban: yeah Miguel ban: nice cartoon Miguel ban: hahahaha Miguel ban: yeah!! that's a better frame Miguel ban: and tripod helps Miguel ban: the curtinns are great background Miguel ban: uau Miguel ban: yeah Miguel ban: its nice Miguel ban: it can work as a theatre stage Miguel ban: small performances stage Miguel ban: that sounds familiar Miguel ban: hehehee Miguel ban: cool Miguel ban: I mean, the cinderela part Miguel ban: on caravan do you remember the cinderela performance? Miguel ban: yeah Miguel ban: first day Miguel ban: yeah Miguel ban: exactly Miguel ban: I was in outside Miguel ban: I was runing from place to place Miguel ban: ali baba, cinderla, bremen musicians Miguel ban: white snow Miguel ban: did you like it? Miguel ban: hehehe Miguel ban: I was 2 times Miguel ban: yeah... Miguel ban: and greece Miguel ban: yeah Miguel ban: no Miguel ban: no no Miguel ban: hahahaha Miguel ban: this chat stuff is crazy Miguel ban: I wish I could talk Miguel ban: uau Miguel ban: no Miguel ban: I have no microphone Miguel ban: that would be great but now I have no microphone cara Miguel ban: sorry Miguel ban: alright Miguel ban: sorry my internet is a *** Miguel ban: a... Miguel ban: caravan was really nice, for me this kind of projects can really change a person prespective. I was first time in a youth exchange in italy Miguel ban: and it was something that made me think how art and informal education can be so usefull and make you really grow Miguel ban: informal education is more about learning together and sharing, touching, performing, and interacting Miguel ban: in turkey was a great experience because it was a diferent roll for me Miguel ban: all the logistical part and stuff behind a project Miguel ban: yes Miguel ban: yes defenetly, both ways. the local comunity was just surprised with what happened Miguel ban: and the group evolution, from the first day till the last was great Miguel ban: we are "trying" to make the documentary about it Miguel ban: do you think 11 days is very less for a project like that? Miguel ban: with Pinar yes Miguel ban: yes Miguel ban: hum hum Miguel ban: I agree Miguel ban: yesss Miguel ban: Cara... I am sorry I have to help my father here! so I have to leave you Miguel ban: thank you Miguel ban: :) Miguel ban: that would be great Miguel ban: kisses Miguel ban: have a nice morning
Born-Digital Archive Reference Code: IiS_A.A.28_2011-07-22_15.36_Miguel_Stichini_log-day-27
*note added 25th April 2012