fruity prequel apples pears and guests [ there is nothing like an apple right off the tree ] brambly webs of striped predators to fenced greens and rocky shores later for this final reckoning of riches quel to the wrong riches not quel schloss is our gain a veiled secret to an entrance [why us?] glad to escape the colonial mud says more monoculture park an invitation to trespass ganesh welcomes this begin [ remover of obstacles! ] sacred care ruby before stones low tide [ can a river have low tide? ] grasses muddy to a martha stewart hue show the waves of time hide chasms of mud [ only the feet know ] a hinted salamander small like a mouse scurries like a squirrel sprinkles of violet [asters] yellow white (joined by pink juniors this time) magenta strands of invasion the old browns standing tall rosehips (the colonial kind) hawthorn reds deadly ones too you take the low road [ the logs captured enslaved corpses ] i take the high road [ hugging brambles ] feasting on unseen blackberries watching the shore one on muddy ganesh-approved tracks merging for the stony feast brambles finally give we have earned this resolve [ how many before we pay later? ] rock steps of uncertain balance a dance with slippery partners [ how would the japanese do this? ] grace to the finish surer returning steps a fall bouquet forming [ you look timeless with this wild beauty in your hands] ----- [ Start 1:30 End 4:00 False start at McCleery Golf Course, to the schloss at the Marine Drive Golf Club, given permission for early morning with a hint to an easier way, to the Fraser River Park full of hawthorns, past a NO TRESPASSING sign, past a Hindu shrine on the river shore, scramble through flattened grasses, logs, rocks, mud, wild flowers, brambles, to the edge of McCleery, and back, past the shrine now joined by sunbather, blocked by a sunstroked seashore-cleaning kayaker, and to Lola (and water). ]
permission to enter thank you for asking a past-teenage pass fields of chicory purply bright bitters river boat smell crows feasting on pungent impermanence a true path a mud bypass beside a more river at ease pump station prompts chaotic strategies inhibiting bacteria doubles us back to musqueam academy permission to enter yes some may not be as nice beware of the fore Amigo greets us at La Finca zucchini blessings for all sleeping pumpkins waiting for halloween fore ball pumpkin wow two hundred orange pounds not Portlandian figs roses sunflowers (not smiley yellow) mourning Gilbert Gilbert with the new apple tree smiles on imperfect grass river path edible sweetness Bauer bench a note to return a road to helpful extraordinary lips directed lively shaded limpid creek leaning queen anne thistles push pull poke guarding a soft finish fruity amble passed white history winched embarrassing riches river cops doubly taken land ripe bounty chalky jade anne bourne moments groomed wildness village permeability inaccessible secure wealth wild boundaries generous contradictions damson plum finish ---- [ Start 10:10 End 2:20 Musqueam Cultural Rotunda, to the river, cul-de-sac, back to Lola, to the Musqueam golf and learning academy, on Groomed Paths by the water, up to 51st ave, back down to the water, more Groomed Paths, along country club, past Deering Island, Groomed (Fruity) Paths, Mccleery Golf Course, picnic under plum tree, clean finish at Carnarvon St and Celtic Ave. ]
circumvent the upper class kin yet rejected not prepaid private you know musqueam welcome he said river walking good a dog rides cheerful meander to laughter family tidal flats pretend easy bones say otherwise dispersed vertebrae skull memories of eyes spineful finale stick to the grass! mud traps and chasms oil underlay rivulets at some scale rivules really follow the line serpentine algorithmic life art merger reed waves rise and drape hide and house red winged black birds check check bushtits pootiweet do we only hear alarm calls? human detritus photogenic barrels and balls easter gloves reed mud life asserts life wins patient stoic sentinel field ritual ancestors stand orderly skeletal siren song mud bounce d e t o u r chasm labyrinth go left! stick to the grass leap! part the typha forest log highways positively running now surprise opening listening oasis layers of song greenery boundary contrasting relief honest map check grit to origin taunting brambles brambles mud brambles branches brambles reeds brambles roses cedar saviors water bombs coloured goals pull sorrel irises yellow white pink just unwrapped green horsetail forests nettles awake awake awake up the creek cedar root path fern handles red berry finish i hope you laugh -- [ Start 1:15pm End 6:05pm Avoid the colonial greens, to Musqueam cultural rotunda, meet the dog, witness the egg hunt, down to the river flats. around and around up and down backwards leaping slipping sinking scrambling brambling backward tracking to the creek remembered climb back to colonial greens. Encounter on private land, you know. road to Lola with unexpected forest walk. ]
unscrambled trail local sun muse stay away the edge the ground may give way giving in sliding to low tide the city out of the girl out of bounds boundless bounding soft into moss turkey tail! under trees picking through snags snapping twigs the path seeing double wondering still what is not seen undisturbed unpicked unknown cauliflower mushroom ears corals of many generations soft colonized green between land and sea eagle down feathers a good omen or death soft silvery bundles steps away a duck head dappled by the sun mistaken for a flower musical snakes ancient ribbed hollows polyester original pull tok! pop a cork scouring rush parting the bullrushes into waves of bleached ecru vectors of tides gone-by rogue log paths an invitation to fall unexpected freedom joyful anarchy bodies holding pull up your crazy pants round the point go up the delta oh Freud you missed half the fun crumbling the rust cigars exposing soft nests snow seeds into wind quiet irregular thumps woodworking human like chips fall from above perky upright redhead eating nesting beautiful winged flight apologies oasis surprise lawn log tree perfect for a picnic untouched boundary creek parallel tree crossings musqueam now forward and up breathless green groomed white ------ [ Start 12:30pm End 4:46pm Still existing mushroom marker to soothsayer, pass Lola again, back to mushroom scramble down to trail obstinately remain despite every kind of obstacle side road to bullrushes, logjams meandering onto the trail and back to shore crossing into Musqueam land scrambling up to Shaughnessy Golf Course onto the greens, jumping the fence onto Marine Drive, back to Forbidden road and Lola. ]
no shoulder check no head either the scanner is an alto now it will not have a post-humanist future because it can't scan itself who gets on the post-humanist ark? only the snowflakes because they don't resist the ark needs flexing geraniums barely made it white berries call in soprano we resist you are post-human enough algorithmically infinite a formal man sitting inviting not inviting a simple lack of complexity simplisticated here mom can you pick this up? the crushed beer cans whimper burnt no need to look they will find you the labour of having you so valuable suddenly temporarily tugboats pull loving the strain bragging of old tech and log drivers herding lost trees mysteriously organic pre-humanists off trail complexity soil as snow attention honed a funny dance with the brambles ferns roots logs natural boost bounce to dark velvety curves of cloudy chocolate mushroom jaguar jaguar jaguar where are you going meeting on the forbidden road sanctioned trail next time ----- [ Start 2:10pm End 4:30pm Forbidden road to trail 7 down forbidden stairs along the almost delta shore amongst the logs, reeds, and tugboats up the off road on hands and knees to the mushroom marker forbidden road farther from lola at least three jaguars further ]
moby moby x2 maybe not sure how much got in science is constrained creativity art bounces off people science bounces off the universe fear i can't do this no truer words don't worry, it'll come back then you die again none of this is ours or theirs damnit be bold peasant grass you let yourself go designer grass tight weave upscale private grass small bred patterns even your color says good dna look where you get to be cartoon rich the sound of peasant grass crickets and walking feet rose petal feast mom, her jam and pastry pineapple plant it does smell like pineapple! keith loved it discarded fragments more fragments pattern! source! a nut? a flower yes with seeds opened in quarters two quartered seeds look at the ground not so good with transitions sprint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! run to the finish line and jump no no ritual endings ----- [ Start 5:26pm End 9:00pm Through kits beach, pool, sunset point brambles, rich road, Jericho, Spanish Banks, concession, and back. ]
no emergency i wait the whole world should be like this emergent conflict motivation why did they do that? why did we? how do we stay light? dance in the storm. what is a good life? look a pine cone what are those red berries? (go fish) searching too many cooks surprise! celebrity chef remnants of an old woman but it's a baby feather! you're not a beach bunny! groomed wild let's bring the scanner on our walks scan in the wild like nico and her microphone log going to rusty red dust flow embedded in captured time a method to the destruction hawthorn, the thorn part is important that's a lot of leaves so many natural or not? groomed? maple? tagged! Holly's project! someone else liked this tree maybe many someones. what to email a bushy tree? butterfly bush my nose is happy you were always there a few feet away flow and temporality does a few hours matter to us? to the plants? when is integrity called into question dusty thoughts don't worry, I'll put them in water --- [ Start 6:45pm at Eagle Tree End 9:45pm parting on Creelman Through Vanier, Elsje's point, Kitsilano Beach, rich man's road, Jericho Beach, rabbit land, and back. ]
On day two we spent some time discussing how we might create a performance that would include the perspective of multiple actors, including those non-human and non-personified.
The example of The Situation Rooms from Rimini Protokoll came up. In this theatre work, participants (~20) wearing headphones and carrying ipads are directed to perform specific actions on a set made of several different rooms. The participants are separated and their actions are synchronized to sometimes interact with one another. The topic of the story is arms dealing. A detailed description of the rooms can be found in the Ruhr Triennale catalogue.
Kim showed us some of the environments she created using Roller Coaster Tycoon editor.
She explained the modelling of the terrain as “scooping up dirt” which had a really nice resonance with the object clumps we had been discussing. I love the floating islands and wondered if we could somehow fit the concept of roller coaster in the project to get around the fact that we can’t export from the RCT editor.
We also tested the Structure Sensor to see if we could get workable scans of some of heart trinkets that Catherine brought to Vancouver. It turns out the objects were hard to scan because of their small size and material properties (too reflective and transparent). Still one of the scans ended up intriguing enough that we may use it as a prototype or stand-in.
Here is the first working scan we got of a small rock heart. If you are viewing this on an iPhone and you want to use Google cardboard, use this link.