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  log entries by niels bormann

  06/07/2003
first week
This weeks rehearsal started with reading the concept again – to understand what we are doing! The whole topic lead to many discussions about everything, we found that we have to keep a clear head and focus on simple things. The globalisation is taking place in everyday live and history all over the world ( be it Spanish settlement in Southamerica or my Chinese bike). How can we see what it is and where it is? How can we meet people from other ends of the world?
The whole process here is new because we have to find the way of rehearsing and looking onto the world ourselves. A way to look at people, situations, things is through the eye of “dirty realism”: that is try to look and ask: What is it? How does it work?
To do this we thought of two tools that could help us to take this closer look.
1. by looking for opposites/poles/ideals, that embrace our reality:
sacred – banal
fiction – reality
global – local
man – woman

We said that our live is the mixed mass between these poles and that it might be that we need the big words (sacred, fiction…) to make small things clear.

2. by creating a figure for yourself that looks upon the world >>> martin clausens article

After these discussions and ideas we had a brainstorming on mutation-121-topics, the topic DYING + all 11 areas (government-dying, concumption-dying…) and on Thursday we taped the berlin cast.
Saturday Dirk, Rahel and I went to the ethnological Museum to take a look at you folks: we were looking for the Richmond indians, Nigeria and China. There was no ethnological history of Argentina! We shot two little films and took fotos.




by niels bormann, berlin
 

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