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Rosemary Lee and Niki Pollard    
How to hoard: writing field notes of rehearsals

Hoarding

flyer pictureNiki: Why, though, publish in a research context this kind of writing, made often at speed for a particular situation and soon put aside as redundant, notes that will be often obscure to anyone but the writer, and not intended to have a life beyond its studio practice?

Rosemary:

Niki: We first began using the frames of ethnography to reflect on our Beached research because it struck us that gathering, a key activity of ethnography, could also describe how Rosemary made notes. As we have been exploring today, a notebook hoard of ideas and observation, gathered by Rosemary or an ethnographer, has a complex relation to either the dances she creates or to ethnographic publication.

Rosemary:

Niki: An everyday conception of thought is as something that can be accumulated and held on to.
In our research, this ‘I gather’ of understanding erodes.

Rosemary:

 

“I hoard everything for which I search.
As the search gathers pace, I am preoccupied more and more
in keeping track of all that is sought and found.”

 
   
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