rules for residency in lived experience
waymarkers for maintaining momentum
The rules* below were developed while on my first mobility study in residency. Documented with commonplace devices (phone camera, ipad) in the moment, to capture the notion of staying on track, even as the path is meant to meander.
These oriented mobility studies take me to places where I seek to look deeper or explore a subject, forms or concepts in a more expansive, interrelated way. Mobility studies operate counter to the traditional residency, emphasizing movement, the space between concepts, and promote deviation rather than settling into a concentration on one project in one place.
From each mobility study, I return to my studio (the world) with new questions that continue to expand the constellation of my interdisciplinary practice.
*rule 13 was added on the day my niece was born.
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Witness and be present to the reminders of the miracles of life
If major routes are intersected, maintain curiosity for coincidences or deviation from normalcy
Notice habits of public consumption * Faucet left running, Connecticut Welcome Center, 02172019
Note repetition and variation *designed or by chance
Seek alternative perspectives
Sense-watch-listen-feel-taste nature’s capacity and documentation of being (Lyceum curtain door, in motion, in winter 02182019) @mildredslane
"Silence can be an active choice" -Adrienne Mackey @swimponypa
Accept the responsibility of freedom
Connect contemplation and action
Discipline leads to mastery
Use time in motion to reflect and synthesize
witness and be present to the reminders of the miracles of life