The 13th SAR (Society for Artistic Research) conference took place at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany, (see conference website). I had the opportunity to contribute with a small workshop titled “Attending to Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees”, documented on a special page on the RC, here, which contains a small video with a pine in the Park an der Ilm, some ‘ponderings’ and links. The practical assignment was simple: “Go to a tree that seems inviting to you. Attend to the tree in the manner you feel appropriate. Represent the encounter in some manner. Share something of your experience with the rest of us on returning.” We were not so many so we could actually go and see most of the chosen trees. Weimar is a remarkable place, like a historical assemblage, and the park is an artwork in itself, worthy of being a Unesco world heritage site.
The following 27th PSi (performance studies international) conference in Manilla was fortunately an online event, (see website) so I could attend to the two meetings of the Artistic Research Working Group 5-6.7 while traveling. Besides presenting our own projects on the first day we had been working in pairs, responding to work by two other members. Some of the material I prepared for the meeting already in Reykjavik is available on the RC, here. At some point more material from the whole group will probably be available on the ARWG blog.