The Do-Over Series: Repeats, Replays, Archiving, and more
Set, no set at CounterPULSE
Prepping – Hallie; Mary + Mara; Abby. Informal presentations at a CounterPULSE showing by Alek Trail, Brianna Skellie, Hallie Dalsimer, Jean Tarantino, Mara Poliak, Maryanna Lachman, and Zoe Donnellycolt. Also in attendance, Lauren McKeon.
SPRING SESSION 2012
Process Process Process Place Place Place Context Context Context and Viability
Photo by artiste participant Larissa Canney
FALL SESSION 2011
The Salt Experiment:
Artists: Abby Crain, Ali Weeks, Asia Wong, Avery Oatman, Becca Dean, Brianna Skellie, Dashada, David Buuck, Mara Poliak, Margit Galanter, Mary Starr, Milka Djordevich, & Sarah Pritchard, with a few more drop-in creative bunnies.
FALL SESSION 2010
MONDAY NIGHT ARTWORKOUTS #2
OPEN PRACTICE, third class. The organic beast indeed:
Abby, Brianna, David, Charles, Mara, Dustin, Petra, & Ethan. photos by MG
MONDAY NIGHT ARTWORKOUTS #1
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM, abby crain wrote:
i have been meaning to email all week….what was it you said about perception in class?
Begin forwarded message:
From: Paul Laurey
Date: May 3, 2010 8:19:10 AM PDT
Subject: Re: perception
Sensation is used to refer to input processing of the nervous system where the information remains in a relatively raw form. Perception is a process that extracts discrete meaning from the constant flow of input (such as seeing an object as separate from it’s background). Perception also can be more shaped by expectation. This shaping can be referred to as interpretation- sometimes that process is the result of much past experience, recent experience, or imagination.
There are lots of interesting points around this topic. One that stands out to me is that some senses, such as vision, undergo relatively more interpretation than other senses, say touch. For me dance has been a search for truth uninterpreted. I am now exploring the subjective process of interpretation as it is an unavoidable presence in social exchange.
The topic gets wild and somewhat confusing when we consider the sensation of our joints and muscles- the feeling of moving. There we sense action- but are we feeling the imagined action that is an instruction for action- or are we feeling the sensory result/actuation of the action that happened? This question points to the overlapping and convoluted nature of the nervous system information processing that in the past was oversimplified into three separate stages of perception, cognition, then action. Current scholars consider the brain as processing an “event” that consists of information from input, for output, and in various stages of internal processing. Cool!
Charles Granich drew the following images based on one of the readings for our class, an interview between Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Lisa Nelson on the Autonomic Nervous System, in the 2008 edition of Sensing, Feeling, and Action.
“Purity”, by Billy Collins