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Date: Wednesday 29th)@.:2.'A./)"#$#
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Location(s): Below – only approximate

(75)
(1)
Not just spoken; (2) Reading the sky as a text; (3) An excessive amount of language; (4) Choppy waters; (5)
(6)
(93) (79) Talking together; (6) Changing from one day to another; (7) Alternative directions; (8) How; (9) What does it do;
(82)
(20)
(10)
Fade; (11) And open; (12) Textuality; (13) Conversational poetics; (14) Not wanting to relegate writing to the
(7) (18) (51) (52)
(8) status of a script; (15) Always a performance; (16) One way of thinking about it; (17)!"!#$%&#'!(%')!*& !%+,#-./0!!(18)
(35)
(26)
(28) (32) (36)
Pushing; (19) No comfortable or workable framework; (20) You may have already encountered this; (21) Things
(27) (31) (42)
get stuck; (22) Strictures and structures; (23) Thinking through; (24) Without recourse to these tracts; (25) What
(99)
(97) (43) (44)
(49) (50)
would that critical index be?; (26) Collapse; (27) Over the coming days; (28) What are the discursive frames?;
(53)
(29)
The trap of the text; (30) This is not straightforward; (31) The danger of reductive effects; (32) Performative
(71)
(22) (23)
(80) or performic?; (33) On its own terms; (34) Dematerialized; (35) If it isn’t carefully thought through; (36) Cross-
(73)
(21) (24) (81) -+1!*23%.!(%')$0! (37) Extend beyond the page; (38) Shift away from; (39) Weighting (waiting?); (40) No particular
(92) (85) disciplinary allegiance; (41) When I speak like that; (42) A body doing something in front of people; (43) Both
(91) (86)
(74) (17)
performed and performing itself; (44) Capacity; (45) Slippages; (46) Is done or is doing something; (47) Actively
(103) (90) engaging; (48) An aperture; (49) Happening upon; (50) Falling; (51) More a range; (52) Chance encounters; (53)
(89) (94)
(95) (96) Concerns emerging from within; (54) Suddenly and without warning; (55) Different affordances; (56) Remaining
(121)
(106)
(107)
(68)
(69) (108) (109) (10) unclear; (57) Points of slippage; (58) Pitched in the gap; (59) How it could be made to shift; (60) Pay attention; (61)
(9)
(33)
(83) (84)
(34)
(101) (102) Along the margins; (62) Interludes; (63) Ambiguous or deliberately open; (64) Going all the way; (65) Never telling
(11)
a straight story; (66) A kind of clarity; (67) Being a stranger; (68) Listened to; (69) Beyond the determination of
(12) (13) (104)
(61)
4'.%4)/!)%(+%)!5.-2%.-40!(70)!6%/*+)!23%!.%453!4+)!'-7-242-*+$!*& !)%$-1+42%)!5*+(1#.42-*+$0!(71) Producing an
(123) (130) (131) (132) emergent form; (72) Loosely builds upon; (73) Compelled; (74) Between; (75) The very act of being together in
(30)
(125) (29) the same space; (76) The spectre of discipline looms large; (77) What it means to take part; (78) Translated; (79)
(100)
(76)
(16)
Shared; (80) Cannot be recognized; (81) Temporarily; (82) I am lost; (83) All at the same time; (84) An attempt to
(38) (70) (98)
(47)
(37)
capture the hesitation; (85) A series of prompts; (86) The tension between ideation and material realization; (87)
(67) (39)
(88)
(56) Witnessed; (88) Stake a further claim in the world; (89) Hopeful rather than assured; (90) Authorship and author-
(48) (40) (77)
(57) (41)
ity; (91) Formations for rehearsing and testing; (92) Charged; (93) Connections and intensities; (94) Fleeting; (95)
(110)
(126) (111)
(72) (78) Unlike more typical forms; (96) An opening; (97) To make vulnerable; (98) Experience which resists visualization;
(113) (114)
(1) (2)
(112) (99)
A way of initiating; (100)!83%!)%24-'$!*& !93-53!34:%!+*2!/%2!;%%+!93*''/!)%(+%)0 (101) In a very immediate
(63) (127) (128)
(46) (115)
(3) (4) (5) (64) way; (102) What do you think?; (103) A clue for her to follow; (104) A fragment of spoken text; (105) A certain kind
(129)
(116)
(45)
(87)
of license; (106) As an alternative to; (107) Unspoken; (108) To try to make sense of it; (109) Only in our collective
(117) (60) (66) (118)
(65)
(54)
(14) memory; (110) There is always something withheld; (111) Slackening the contours; (112) Engaged in the actual
(59)
(55) (58)
(15) space-time of its unfolding; (113) Operating within; (114) Permission; (115) Or else is lost; (116) Wholly undocu-
(120)
(119) mented; (117)!"!,#4'-242-:%'/!)-&&%.%+2!7*)%0!(118) Gathering; (119) Assembled for a single event; (120) Always out
(135)
(134) of grasp; (121) A state of yielding or of giving leave; (122) Delicately honed; (123) Capable of being rendered
(19)
(19) (25)
plastic; (124) Appropriating the vocabulary and syntax; (125) Something incommunicable; (126) Through inven-
tion and improvisation; (127) Existing alongside; (128) How else might we relate?; (129) A whisper; (130) Whilst; (131)
(133) Gently provoking or prompting; (132) A necessarily incomplete modeling or working-out; (133) We can have a
conversation; (134)!<:%./23-+1!-$!-+!23%!(.$2!=%.$*+0!(135) There are a lot of things going on here …

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Field­Notes: Extracts from an Event (Part 2)

Date`)D39/E>(J)4#th)@.:2.'A./)"#$#
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Location(s): Distances not to scale

(136)
It’s time to have a few traditions; (137) Too much to ask?; (138) This is just the beginning; (139) Put it
(214) into practice; (140) Summing up; (141) And so on ... ; (142) Situated knowledge; (143) Related thinking; (144)
(212) (239)
How to be more productive; (145) I don’t know who will come; (146) Sometimes just in the asking; (147)
(216)
(217)
(155)
(209) Text becomes a space; (148) Traces we create for knowledge; (149) During a long, rainy afternoon; (150)
(220)
(197) Open; (151) Not closed; (152) Light; (153) Just a few words can make action happen; (154) You put something
(136)
(210) (161) (213) out there and perhaps it comes back; (155) Utter; (156) To say something is to do something; (157) How to
(142)
(219)
handle this fundamental relation; (158) It is hard work; (159) How to stay in writing; (160) Convincing; (161)
(195)
(175)
(218)
(183)
(196) Contextual and materialized; (162) Mobile and changeable; (163) Just a way of hanging around; (164) Not
(194) (156)
(174) (154) speaking, only gesturing; (165)!>*2!?+*9-+1!93%.%!23%!(+4'!)%$2-+42-*+!94$0!(166) Different kinds of
(206)
(157)
(147) (160)
itineraries; (167) Sometimes; (168) Later on; (169) Little by little; (170) Asked to exchange something
(215)
(182)
(153) precious; (171) To try to decipher it; (172) Their own narratives; (173) Synaptic confusions; (174) Gorgeous
(207)
(148)
(193)
(144) convergences; (175) Enmeshings (176)!83-+1$!*&2%+!)*+@2!(20!(177) Can anything useful come from that?;
(211) (162) (173) (178)
Allows for something else to happen; (179) A really fertile place; (180) Accidental before-hands; (181) A
(238) (163) particular set of histories; (182) What is seen can be heard better; (183) Urging (Urgent?); (184) The scope
(167) (181) (139)
(234) and scape of things; (185) I can’t put this into words; (186) Gut feelings; (187) Delving into; (188) Experiences
(141)
(243) between us; (189) Gaps where language fails; (190) Fall through; (191) Less territorialized; (192) Tender
(222) (166) (240)
(171)
(227) dialogue; (193) Make a mark; (194) Depending where you are; (195) The actual physicality; (196) Possible
(137) (152)
(204)
(158) (180)
(159)
(202)
dances between failure and poetics; (197) Understanding and misunderstanding happening at the same
(170) (146)
(145) time; (198) Mutable and plastic and ambivalent; (199) More intimately than that; (200) Utter
(223) (179) unknowingness; (201) Stepping; (202) Somewhere else again; (203) I am not sure; (204) A clue; (205) Ethical
(168) (151)
(140)
(172) and otherwise; (206) Living material; (207) Outpouring; (208) Bit by bit; (209) Scattershot; (210) Our silence is
(188)
(203) (242)
not disinterested; (211) Itself made up of multiple spaces; (212)!A%1#'42*./!$9-.'$!4+)!B*9$0!(213) Bits of
(184)
language that enact; (214) Pause; (215) Contract; (216) They name; (217) All speech acts have a force; (218) A
(228) (178)
(191) (189) (138) Leverage; (219) Illocutionary; (220) Built into the fabric; (221) There is some left to rightness going on; (222)
(185) (232) (236)
(201) (169)
This body falling; (223) Heave; (224) Label; (225) Not the same as a name; (226) It will always be a limiting
(235)
(190) (165) agent; (227) Which cannot be controlled; (228)!C2!54+!*+'/!&#'(''!$*!7#530!(229) Things happen; (230)
(224)
(199) Cascades; (231) Outside of the text; (232) Going their own way; (233) Less authoritatively certain; (234)
(205)
(150)
(200) Some direction to see it in a different way; (235) A matter of approach; (236) Nowhere yet; (237) Implies
(233)
relations between strangers; (238) I am a stranger here; (239) A void; (240) Avoid; (241) Way-markers for
the lost; (242) Words that won’t go away; (243) Enough …

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Field­Notes: Extracts from an Event (Part 3)

Date: Friday 1st October 2010
Time(s)`)@+'.03(2)1':/.,1E.)!"XX%)#?`#6`X$)B)!4YY% 12:10:11
Location(s): For marking out a set of relations (between)

(244)
It is an impossibility to translate; (245) A curious deconstruction; (246) Fragmentation; (247) You’ll see
(276)
(301) soon; (248) Not like I am talking now; (249) At one spot it was too thin; (250) Beneath the aesthetic self; (251)
(295)
(327) (334)
(296) Skin is the place; (252) How to write about now; (253) What would not be physical?; (254) Bodily or
(314)
embodied; (255) Places leave traces; (256) Daily choreographic work; (257) Making recordings; (258) The
(244) (325) (307) passing of time; (259) Stories; (260) Feeling discomfort; (261) What does not matter?; (262) No pain, no gain;
(284) (275)
(259)
(260) (263)
Is this too much to carry?; (264) Make space for something new; (265) Even during the dark of the
(283)
(263)
(328)
night; (266) Who are you following?; (267) Freedom, freedom, freedom; (268) Because you never know; (269)
(306)
(294) (286)
(349)
(315) (350) One can talk to the dead too; (270) The points where we lost our place; (271) Well this is a place too; (272)
(282) (274) (324)
(264) (300) (305) Particularity; (273) Stitching things together; (274) Planned in a sense; (275) Trying to translate; (276) Entities
(355)
(245) that are different from one another; (277) And by their turning; (278) A preface to the unpronounced; (279)
(285) (321)
(316)
(323)
(246)
Leads to the unknown; (280) Beyond temporal, spatial and conceptual coordinates; (281) The integrity of
(281) (262)
(317) (320) unsettledness; (282) It always reached out; (283) Not present in itself; (284) Intentionally misleading; (285)
(347) (348) (329) Something that may not be revealed; (286) Compensates; (287) 83%!(.$2!4+)!23%!'4$20!(288) We could still
(254)
(247)
(322) talk about a beginning; (289) Traces of traces of traces; (290) Not present in itself; (291) Choreographies of
(299) (310) (345) (333) (292) trying; (292) Dressed up as sentences; (294) And so on; (295) Between the banal and polished; (296) It’s right
(302) (318) here; (297) It will come; (298) Like rings on water; (299) Can it generate more; (300) I am here and you are
(312) (266) (330)
(293) there; (301) Not so much about history; (302) It is already; (303) All these things at the same time; (304) A very
(319) (304)
(303)
(308) (255)
different way of navigating; (305) Not a matter of compromise; (306) Laterality; (307) It is shifting; (308) We
have different positions; (309) Enthusiasm; (310) Initiated by doers and makers; (311) It is happening; (312)
(298)
(265)
(309) (261) (257)
(346)
(297) There are other ways of speaking; (313) Pushing a bit; (314) Joking around; (315) There is a space for us to
(256)
(313) take; (316) Cross, cut, diagonal or bended; (317) Facing preconceptions; (318) We are the ones that need to
(269)
(253)
(326)
(248)
(352) do it; (319) We authorize ourselves; (320) C+B#%+5%0!(321) If we get sued we will burn the books; (322) These
(291)
(311)
(290)
(280) (268) texts are numerous; (323) Now the books have gone; (324) The graphic of absence; (325) Almost always
(267)
(249) (279) wiped out; (326) A cacophony of voices; (327) Said; (328) A way of undoing itself; (329) Belongs to everyone
(288) (278)
(252)
(272)
(289) (270) and no one; (330) Was and am; (331) In a very open sense; (332) Performing its own means of production;
(271) (353)
(333)
Resists being located; (334) Turned on its head; (335) An intense engagement; (336) To do with one’s
(287)
(251) (332) way in the world; (337) Having one’s hands tied; (338) Occupying islands; (339) Prowling around; (340)
(273)
(258) (277) Slightly wayward; (341) Taking the piss; (341) Confused by what was going on; (342) A little bit of L.S.D;
(343)
Very timbric, very rhythmic; (344) Returning; (345) Over a period; (346) The word; (347) Bubbling; (348) A
(250)
(354) B#../!*& !#22%.4+5%$0!(349) Garbled; (350) Liberated into a poetic form; (351) Oracular; (352) Mistranslation;
(353)
Endlessly dealing with that; (354) Not always in a direct way; (355) A work to be made …

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Field­Notes: Extracts from an Event

Details: Partial report on the proceedings of the ANTI festival seminar 
Writing, Language and Site7)89+:1+7)"#$#7),+':1=.>)AJ)&''()*+,-./

(g) D,E (s) Text extracts can be attributed to the following contributors in alphabetical order (a) Caroline Bergvall;
() (r) (t)
(f) (a) ()
()
()
(b)
Mark Caffrey; c) Emma Cocker; (d) John Court; (e) Rosie Dennis; (f) John Hall; (g) Emma Kim Hagdahl;
() (c)
(w) (d)
(p) ()
(h)
Johanna Hällsten; (i) Timo Heinonen; (j) Maija Hirvanen; (k) Regin Igloria; (l) Sonja Jokiniemi; (m) Jane Jin
(x) () () ()
()
(y)
()
()
(b) (u) Kaisen; (n) Sarah van Lamsweerde; (o) Larry Lynch; (p) Abinadi Meza; D,E!Mary Paterson; (r) Pilvi Porkola; (s)
() () (h)
(z) (e)
(v)
(m)
(n) (k) ( )
(i)
() Kira O’Reilly; (t) Iva Supic Jankovic; (u) Holly Rumble; (v) Anna-Maija Terävä; (w) Laura Tervo; (x) Johanna
() () (j)
Tuukkanen; (y) Gregg Whelan; (z) Georgie Meagher and Malcolm Whittaker, ( ) anonymous or undeclared

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