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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rfrile 13

Witness and be present to the reminders of the miracles of life

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rfrile 1B

If major routes are intersected, maintain curiosity for coincidences or deviation from normalcy

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rfrile 2

Notice habits of public consumption * Faucet left running, Connecticut Welcome Center, 02172019

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rfrile 3

Note repetition and variation *designed or by chance

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rfrile 4

Seek alternative perspectives

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rfrile 5

Sense-watch-listen-feel-taste nature’s capacity and documentation of being (Lyceum curtain door, in motion, in winter 02182019) @mildredslane

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rfrile 6

Follow Water

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"Silence can be an active choice" -Adrienne Mackey @swimponypa

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rfrile 8

Accept the responsibility of freedom

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rfrile 9

Connect contemplation and action

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Risk openness

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Discipline leads to mastery

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Use time in motion to reflect and synthesize

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rfrile 13

witness and be present to the reminders of the miracles of life