Document your process! – Advice of Malcolm LeGrice

Posted in quotes and advices, Transmedia Research by tpdr on December 26, 2009

Discussing my research with Malcolm LeGrice he advised me to document my experiments as the documentation of the a work process can become a piece in its own right, even though it would also be wise to distillate one or a few sort of finished pieces out of this process. It don’t have to be installations though, it could also be models, maquettes, … .

Another advice I got was to maybe think about mapping also the invisible parts of the process that is presented in perhaps my installation. A technical map of the process, the way data are received, handled, processed and emitted can bring an additional value to the work. As a reference we talked about the catalogue of the ‘9 Evenings‘ (the first artistic event that brought together science and art) in which all the technical maps of every installation/performance were included (this might also be an interesting thought when thinking about art forms that are a bit more difficult to preserve/archive like performance art or sound art).

As I agree on both of these advices, I will certainly take them serious and try to find a way to integrate them into my work in a way that suits me best (my drawings could be a good medium to start with).

What Is Reality?!

Posted in quotes and advices by tpdr on February 7, 2009

During my last talk with Mr Malcolm Le Grice, we talked about augmented reality and the fact that reality is always discussed. It is obvious that our definition of ‘reality’ has become problamatic. Since I think Malcolm Le Grice had an interesting defenition I had to post this:

‘Reality or the real is the arena of irreversable consequence(s).’ Malcolm Le Grice

To me this definition makes a lot of sense. The level of ‘irreversability’ could be a measure in situations like this: Somebody goes on Second Life every day, all of a sudden gets in contact with some other user/avatar and starts to fall in love. You could say Second Life is virtual, yet the feelings are real and I am sure if you digg deeper, you will find other irreversable consequences in relation to this example.