Field Research

Sergio Valenzuela opened the Roundtable with a “Map of Collaborations”, showing a diagram of a multi-node network of his current works and partners he is actually collaborating with. They include, between many others, an extension of SAT (Situational Awareness Test), one of his main outcomes from the first semester.
To enlarge the network and to investigate the subject of “collaboration” as a research method, he carried out a “survey” asking the members of the roundtable how they could imagine to collaborate in the future. The action opened a discussion about different dynamics of collaborations.
To implement his current main research project, Prototyope 2, Sergio looked backwards to the SAT project, and intends to bring it to a bigger scale now. The blueprint consists of an extension of a choreography performed in front of the audience (SAT project) and the analysis and visualization of the data obtained from recording the audience watching the performance. Keeping on with the “Quantum Geometry” research line, he is designing costumes as polyhedral bodies, which he calls covers. Those would serve as a model to build them up as interiors in a larger scale. Each of them, being accessible to the audience, would contain screenings of different choreographies. The polyhedral covers for his body and the shelters correlate in form but play with the idea of scale.
Moritz Resl presented his semester project and took up the baton in the Roundtable raising questions about the hunting practice in Austria with his current work "Horrido–Horribilis". He deals with the history of hunting from prehistoric survival issues to nowadays’ trophy collections and entertainment purposes. He showed videos, including a self-produced video work, “Zerwirken”, about the relationships between human beings, objects and animals, putting together the weapons used by the hunter or the soldier, the entertainment purposes or the hobbies and the duties, and the ordinary process of meat for human nutrition.
The roundtable closed with a discussion touching ethical issues and related topics, counting with comments from the audience on the work in progress.



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