Right. Herr we go. Inter Disc 5, Week 1. Actually it’s not Week 1, I’m writing this in Reading Week/Week 6, cause my mental chaos has kept me from doing it, as well as having technophobia towards WordPress. And it’s already got me annoyed because I can’t make the Week 1 Heading.
And it’s not really Inter Disc 5 either, because I’ve gone part-time, and I’m not actually doing Interdisciplinary Practise in either semesters this year, at least not officially. With everything that happened, I wanted more time. So I’m doing half of my third year this year and the other half next year, but I still wanna join Inter Disc for the hell of it, and to work on some project.
THE FIRST SESSION
So no Winter Show, that’s a shame. The Winter Show made me feel so invigorated and so full of life, so part of something, both in person in 2019 and online in 2020.
Here are my notes from the session, with me coming up with an idea already:
“Im gonna do as I always do, make all the art through the view of the journey. Everything gonna do is about journey, and I’ll use it to do some self-reflection, which is what I feel I need to do in this extra time I’ve taken. To build something. And by going part time I have a journey in mind:
Very mathematical, here it is:
Learn More Dance & Movement
Work on Superspreaders
Experimental Media Production:
- Semester 1: The Rain Film
- Semester 2: Sweat & Showers? Photo Film?
Apply For NYT with King Lear Monologue
Maybe Use That As Photography Project in Sem 2
Organise Creative Arts Society Events
Develop Filmmaking Society
Start working on concept for Kelsey
Documentary about International
Too much already? Journey is too convoluted?
Simon Starling, failure, Long word starting with A
Keep revisiting the handbook
15 hours per week (let’s see if we can do some adapting around that number, as long as it’s got 2 digits, or got the number 1 or 5 in it)
What’s a bibliography?
Student Research Presentations
Project Proposal Form
Tips on maintaining online notebook – how do you master WordPress?
No Winter Show, rip
No Winter Show and No Father In Berlin This December, No Winter Show and No Father Ever Again
Is it travel, journey,
Journey for myself
I really wanna make music
I really want to learn the piano
I really want to learn to dance, and move, and do more physical theatre
The journey of learning to play, to move and to sing
The concept of having a performance in the Piano Room. But mention that Piano, comment on do we have this Nazi Piano in the SoA. Do a little performance, in January maybe, with the band (but singing is Problematic with Aerosols, could have my singing lessons as video installations)
So it’s about my journey, “Find out who you are”
“It’s all about the journey” – Dave Burrowes, Media Teacher at St Georges International School
And the music is about my journey during the pandemic, all of our journeys.
Please tell me the theme still Journey
JOURNEY, TRIP, ADVENTURE
Physical, Psychological, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, 6xth one
Heroic or Modest Journey
… and now I can feel it starting again. My Creativity spiralling all over the place, leading me in so many directions and so many different ideas, that in the end it’s like an avalanche and buries me underneath and suffocates me so I fail my assignments and haven’t done a proper academic or professional artistic practice. Bit of quoting from BMTH there.
Even thinking about this makes me wanna scream out loud in this seminar right now.
Distance and Time of Journey
My journey is not working, I’m not finding the right way, my journey on the piano, my body and vocal chords is going to slow and is not exciting enough.
DO MORE READING
I DON’T READ PROSE.
OH YEAH. ANOTHER JOURNEY THAT’S FAILING. READING. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT
Read a book about movement (could make the film about Laban, but feel I’m not quite ready)
Read a book about playing piano
Need to write to my new singing teacher about her boyfriend teaching piano
TALK WITH MIRANDA
I would like to be like
Karen Guthrie, Nina Pope
Grizedale Dale Arts, Cumbria
Forester to Rally Driver
Claire Bishop, play with people and then leave
Learning the craft
Journey of starting the craft, having the body of work
To be able to say at the end of it: “I can make songs, and I can move”
I’ve written songs
Create your own programme certification.
Grade 3 – Guitar
Find someone like Simon Cowel, judge
Tim Beckham can judge me, he is going to decide whether you have become a musician.
There has to be a jury, more than just Tim.
Had an idea for a documentary
Absolutely fantastic if I failed
Simon Starling – Fuels the boat by cutting it up
Strictly Come Dancing – Richard
I haven’t learned to paint
Covid killed my cooking
There’s always more
Need frames and edges, have to delineate
You have to differentiate Life and Art?
Guy cycled the art,
The journey and the endpoint don’t matter, the art bit is the documentation and make it funky and creative
REJECTION IN THE ACTORS JOURNEY
I didn’t get cast in the Nomads Play, I thought everyone was going to get a role. It really made me doubt myself as an actor, thinking I’m a fraud. I hate myself for feeling so sensitive to this rejection. I don’t see myself as mainly an actor or on some sort of actors journey, but I thought it was something I had in the bag.
Rejection is part of the actor’s journey. Someone said that. Or something like that.
It made me think of my journey, constantly frustrated and stagnated. It also made me sad about Midsummer Nights Dream, as I was in a school performance of it 12 years ago and I have definitely developed as an actor since then, I’ve been on a journey there.
I met Effy, I drew a drawing into their notebook, it kind of was that feeling of frustrated journey I was trying to capture, but doing it in this context of a new artist
I went dancing at Ceilidh afterwards, which was nice.
There’s a link to the the theme of Time here that got aborted in Semester 2 2020.
I can feel myself be like Kelsey
Have a live performance with the guitar, show the journey of getting to learn this instrument. I’m discovering it like I did with the Coke Can.
- interruption: hungry. I don’t want to make a big drama about being hungry when there are people starving in the world and I have more than enough money (but again I am thinking in stereotypes of those people), but I do have problems with eating sometimes, not having breakfast, not showering, not doing the exercise I want to do. My ideal idea of the journey keeps being interrupted and disrupted so much. As you can see also by distractions and side thoughts.
Anyway, i wanna write these deeply personal story about the connection between humans and instruments, specifically this guitar. I had a moment with my guitar.
I tuned my guitar
Guitar Chords Practise
My history of theatre, I feel like I’ve been rejected. I know it’s not personal. But yeah, I gotta move on and do my stuff. And there will be other plays.
And honestly, move over Shakespeare. I wanna do rock ‘n roll.
How you can play a guitar wrong:
Strim the different lines
Bumping on the wood
Bumping on the strings
Playing a string while winding the tunes
Blow into the whole
Shout into the whole
If I were to piss into this guitar, would that be art?
I feel like pissing into this guitar (make people think you’re gonna do that, shock factor, but don’t)