Monday, 12 August 2013

NOTA: Oh Seminar


Oh Seminar is a three-day summer school at Villa Romana, Florence, which attempts to reconsider different pedagogical forms traditionally used in the production and transmission of knowledge. 





For Oh Seminar September 2012, Open Dialogues presented NOTA; taking up position at a writing station within the Oh Seminar community and NOTAting the various performances and presentations as they happened. We also presented a performance lecture on NOTA and shared specially commissioned writing experiments with participants.


The cumulative effect of NOTA  over the three days speaks of notes as a practice, and form of knowledge production.




The above PDF selection of individual NOTA documents is made by Oh Seminar Curators Mirene Arsanios and Valerio Del Baglivo. It shows private notes made in proximity to seminar delegates, vigorous marks made live and in public at the NOTA writing station, and participant's scribbles made in the secluded Florentine gardens of Villa Romana. 

Special thanks to the NOTA: Oh Seminar commissioned artists Alex Eisenberg, John Hall, Karen Christopher, Marit Muenzberg, Tamarin Norwood and Viccy Adams.


ABOUT

NOTA: NOT, NOTES, NOTER (NOTA), NOT/A presses on the time, quality and place of notes in relation to live performance and is part of Open Dialogues’ ongoing exploration of writing and documentation as a medium within the context of collaboration, liveness and public space. 

Oh Seminar is a three-day summer school which attempts to reconsider different pedagogical forms traditionally used in the production and transmission of knowledge. Through a series of talks and performances, the school will question fundamentally what it means to read, write, discuss and listen in a pedagogical setting. Artists: Read-in Collective, Open Dialogues, Grant Watson and Iacopo Seri. Curated by Mirene Arsanios and Valerio Del Baglivo. Villa Romana Florence, September 2012 www.villaromana.org




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