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Propositions 2018: PPL Thinktank

Thursday, February 1st 2018

NINE (9) PROPOSITIONS in-form operations in and around PPL's lab site in 2018. These NINE(9) PROPOSITIONS propose Performance Modes, stated as intentions to realize/materialize/actualize “performance(s).”

These PROPOSITIONS magnetize temporary, relational collectives of performance makers to research and potentially realize performance(s) through NINE (9) THINKTANKS throughout 2018. THINKTANK activities are specific to each of the PROPOSITIONS and designed by the persons involved.

The NINE (9) PROPOSITIONS can be viewed below.

PROJECT TIMELINE/OUTLINE

1.) performance makers and researchers are invited to sign up by sending an email to panoplylab@gmail.com with the subject line THINKTANK by February 1, 2018. Please SPECIFY which PROPOSITION supports your intended performance practices in 2018. Expressing this interest does not commit people to participate in the THINKTANKS emergent from each PROPOSITION. If you put your email on one of the PROPOSITION signs at The Kitchen on Nov. 29* you are already signed up.

2.) AFTER February 1, 2018 you will receive a group email based on which PROPOSITION you specified. These group emails officially initiate the NINE(9) THINKTANKS.

3.) Meetings with/as each THINKTANKS may be scheduled throughout 2018 at Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) in Brooklyn, NY. All subsequent THINKTANK operations will emerge from meetings, emails, and other THINKTANK-specific interactions. Forms of activities, projects, collaborations, and any public engagement processes such as exhibitions, publications, symposia or events will be determined collectively and relationally by each THINKTANK (in collaboration with project initiator and PPL organizer Esther Neff).

4.) THINKTANKS will operate starting in February and conclude in November and December, 2018. Beyond the initial PROPOSITIONS and this 4-part organizational score, all structures and situations will be generated in situ by each THINKTANK. Thus, no “product” or presentation/performance is required, though THINKTANKS may share their processes and performances with publics through scheduled events throughout the year at Panoply Performance Laboratory and affiliated sites/venues/spaces.

In-person participation in initial meetings in as well as active written involvement in THINKTANK formation materializes this project.

Please Note: This is not primarily an opportunity to show work, to be “presented.” THINKTANKS are mutually-supportive, co-constructive temporary collectives, performed as intellectual locations for rigorous intra-social consideration of ethics, modes, methods, relations, and processes. While some performance projects (individual and collaborative) may be performed for/with publics throughout the year, THINKTANKS are predominately auxiliary support for/with/as of process and discursive intentions, plans, reason(ing)s, and social investigation of modes of performance.

>>>>>>>NINE (9) PROPOSITIONS<<<<<<<

….REALIZED SOLELY BY PERSONS PRESENT DURING/AS “THE” PERFORMANCE

Potential Forms of Performance: Happening, social dance, conversation, reflexive gathering, authorship negotiation, collaborative process, social practices, situational activity…
Probable problems: who is present and why? Access, involvement, participation, politics of representation and presence, relational aesthetics and forms, forms of instruction, interpretation, scoring, collective-formation, institution as a verb, improvisation, and inscription… 

…EFFECTIVELY FUNCTIONING “OUTSIDE” “ART” &/OR EXTRANEOUSLY TO “ARTISTIC” SPHERES

Potential Forms of Performance: “daily” life-acts, activisms, ANY masquerading form or literal realization e.g. preschool, jury convening, protest, psychiatry office, carpool…
Probable problems: capitalism and post-capitalism, modes of production and political science frameworks, framing, divestment, definitions of “art,” art history and art world(ing)s, specialization, inclusion/exclusion…

…PERFORMED BY NON-HUMAN AGENTS

Potential Forms of Performance: Mechanized performance, performance/process by animals, inanimate objects (e.g. melting ice, weathering signpost), robotics, AI…
Probable problems: what and who is “human”? “Artificial” vs. “natural” intelligence, inanimacy, materialisms, humanism and post-humanism, technology and technique, animal and machine sentience…

…INVESTIGATING, STAGING &/OR ENGAGING PARA-NORMAL PHENOMENA

Potential Forms of Performance: Communication with ghosts, aliens, angels, etc, sceance, psychic endeavors, telekinesis, dreams, telepathy…
Probable problems: “The Unknown,” normalcy and normalization, excess and the metaphysical, faith, belief, epistemics…

…INVOLVING ITS OWN MODES OF MEDIATION/MEDIATIZATION AND DISTRIBUTION

Potential Forms of Performance: Disciplinary hacking, consideration of access and audience, documentation, modes of production as intentional performance…
Probable problems: modes of production, economics, mediation and propaganda, negative reinforcement, mnemonics and mimesis, sense and sensibility, access, technology, capitalism and post-capitalism, production paradigms…

…RESEARCHING (P)ARTICULAR HYPOTHETICALS VIA (VARIOUSLY) CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS

Potential Forms of Performance: Performance as research, research as performance, forms of experiment rigorously pursued using articulated methods, hypotheses proposed…
Probable problems: scientific and other disciplinary “methods,” ways of formalizing inquiry, formalization in general, experimentation in general, research modes, hypotheses-formation…

…HAVING A DURATION OF ONE YEAR OR MORE

Potential Forms of Performance: Life-art, daily/hourly/ongoing performance, framing of autonomic performance…
Probable problems: endurance, framing, integration of “art” and “life,” bodily processes and self care, temporal frameworks and time…

…PHYSICALLY, MATERIALLY TRANSFORMING (MY) BODY’S SOCIAL, POLITICAL &/OR HISTORICAL CONTEXT, APPEARANCE &/OR “ABILITIES” TO PERFORM

Potential Forms of Performance: Surgery, extreme exercise, training, dietary performance, transition, direct race &/or gender-related performativities, privilege confrontation, disfiguration, configuration, incorporation, life-form performance….
Probable problems: Politics of “the body,” identity politics (i.e. “politics”), race, gender, sexuality, ability and agency, embodiment, somatics, bodily control and embodied cognition, self-body dichotomies…

…OPERATING ENTIRELY TRANSPARENTLY ONLINE THROUGH A DIGITAL INTERFACE

Potential Forms of Performance: Interactive performance, survey/surveillance, open-source projects, interrogation and dismantling of “IRL” vs. “URL” dichotomies, encoding and processing performance…
Probable problems: access to, usage and “invention” of technology, networks, information theory, systems thinking, coercion vs. collaboration, distribution of subjectivity, usership paradigms, authorship, encoding and encryption…

*THINKTANK operations were initiated on Wednesday, November 29 at The Kitchen as part of the Emergency INDEX 6 launch party. The NINE (9) modes of performance were derived from the past 6 years of the Emergency INDEX volumes, documenting performance across disciplines, spheres, and contexts. At the live, free, public launch party, NINE (9) sign(up)s were provided as propositions to situate 9 correlated thinktanks. Those present at this event were invited to attach their email addresses to one or more of the 9 physical signs. If you already signed up at The Kitchen, there is no need to send another e-mail, you are already on the list. You will receive an e-mail after February 1.

https://estherneff.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/propositions-ppl-thinktanking/

EotW: "tinyfruit," closing "party" and social "F" scores

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

USER: "tinyfruit"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Survey responses translated into Presentation
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 60%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using dramaturgical framing methodologies
First, assemble multiple identifications

++++PARTY: BRING BOOZES++++DANCEVIDZONSCREEN++++

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: Collaborations with "lolotrashbo" and "gantttt"

Monday, February 27th 2017

USER: "gantttt"
MODE OF ENAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location B2/2B: HOW SO (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLATIVELY HOW SO? 

USER: "lolotrashbo"
MODE OF ENAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location 3B/B3: HOW SO AFFECTIONATELY/AFFECTIVELY HOW SO?

USER SCORES:

"gantttt"
B: How so operating?
2: semblatively 80%

This inquiry is re-sembling realities
Generating an operation producing knowledges
Using worldview-building methodologies
First, assemble constructive abilities

"lolotrashbo"
B: How so operating?
3: affectionately 80%

This inquiry is re-sembling realities
Generating an operation producing knowledges
Using de-conditioning methodologies
First, (de)liberating 'normal' states and situations

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: Collaboration with "dahvvv"

Sunday, February 26th 2017

USER: "dahvvv"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 60%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating causes of multiplicit/unknown affects
By developing a hegemony of interests, desires, and uses
First, install an artificial intelligence which attends

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: "ilzost," "imageobject," "cafecafè" mixed MOE

Saturday, February 25th 2017

USER: "ilzost" 
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Survey responses translated into Presentation
Location 3C/C3: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY?

USER: "imageobject" 
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Participation
Location 3B/B3: HOW SO AFFECTIONATELY/AFFECTIVELY HOW SO?

USER: "cafecafè"
MODE OF ENAGEMENT: "Participation"
Location 2C/C2: HOW (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLING AFFECT(S)?

USER SCORES:

"ilzost" 
C: Operating to what affect?
3: affectionately 50%

This is an inquiry into cause
Generating methods for effective anticipation of affects
By charting affects and consequences in formation of methodologies
First, allow the action/activity to affect your vital organs

"imageobject" 
B: How so operating?
3: affectionately 70%

This inquiry is en-sembling realities
Generating an operation affecting each other
By developing methodologies for substantiation of affects
First, separate or distinguish bodies from one another via spatial, temporal, or other situational/conditional boundary

"cafecafè"
C: Operating to what affect?
2: semblatively 70%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using self-defining and identifying methodologies
First, intend to assemble framings

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: “Valerie Kuehne,” “2sad4dismrkfrshspnch," "abandonedtires"

Friday, February 24th 2017

USER: "Valerie Kuehne"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location 3C/C3: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY?

USER: "2sad4dismrktfrshspnch"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location 3A/A3: HOW AFFECTIONATELY/AFFECTIVELY HOW?

USER: "abandonedtires"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: User results translated into Presentation
Location 2A/A2: HOW SEMBLATIVELY HOW?

USER SCORES:

"Valerie Kuehne"
C: Operating to what affect?
3: affectionately 60%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using self-defining and identifying methodologies
First, intend to assemble framings

"2sad4dismrktfrshspnch"
A: How operating?
3: affectionately 70%

This inquiry is dis-sembling realities
Generating an operation which controls
Developing anti-extraction/coercion methodologies
First, allowing affections to cause

"abandonedtires"
A: How operating?
2: semblatively 60%

This inquiry is as-sembling realities
Generating a qualified operation
By developing formal abreaction methodologies
First, ensembling an array of disabled matives/forces

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: "ViolistaKaren", "IV," "sierra.elena"

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

USER: "ViolistaKaren"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Use Survey results translated into Presentation
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "IV"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Participation
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "sierra.elena"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: User directs PPL
Location A3/3A: HOW AFFECTIONATELY?

USER SCORES:

"ViolistaKaren"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 100%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using dramaturgical framing methodologies
First, assemble modes of active positing

"IV"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 70%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating an operation consisting of affective tensions
Using judgments
First, establishing polarities and spatial and/or conceptual distances

"sierra.elena"
A: How operating?
3: affectionately 70%

This inquiry is dis-sembling realities
Generating an operation which controls
Developing anti-functional methodologies
First, (de)liberating matters of biologics

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: "Benjamin L/t-S." "Adrift Dismantled," "jamieburkart"

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

USER: "Benjamin L/T-S"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location C3/3C: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY? 

USER: "Adrift Dismantled"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration
Location C3/C3: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY?

USER: "jamieburkart"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Usership translated and interpreted by PPL into Presentation

***USER SCORES***

"Benjamin L/T-S"
A: How operating?
3: affectionately 60%

This inquiry is as-sembling realities
Generating a qualified operation
By developing qualification methodologies
First, (de)liberating an array of qualities

"Adrift Dismantled"
C: Operating to what affect?
3: affectionately 90%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using theoretical methodologies
First, differentiate an array of viewpoints

"jamieburkart"
B: How so operating?
3: affectionately 60%

This inquiry is en-sembling realities
Generating an operation affecting each other
By developing methodologies for substantiation of affects
First, assign linguistic or semantic names to affective states and experiences proffered by subjects

+++As part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II:https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw
http://embarrassedofthewhole.tumblr.com/+++

EotW: "Valara," "Zhen," "aranzazu," "raziaisthenameofmycat"

Friday, February 17th 2017

USER: "Valara"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Usership translated and interpreted by PPL into Presentation
Location 3C/C3: AFFECTIONATELY TO WHAT AFFECT AFFECTIVELY

USER: "Zhen"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Collaboration 
Location 1C/C1: HOW (DE)LIBERATELY HOW TO ARTICULATE AFFECT(S) HOW?

USER: "aranzazu"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Performance of a score made for the User 
Location 2C/C2: HOW (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLING AFFECT(S)?

USER: "raziaisthenameofmycat"
MODE OF ENGAGEMENT: Participation in a system made for the User 
Location 2C/C2: HOW (AS)(DIS)(EN)(RE)SEMBLING AFFECT(S)?

USER SCORES:

"Valara"
C: Operating to what affect?
3: affectionately 40%

This is an inquiry into cause
Generating methods for effective anticipation of affects
By charting affects and consequences in formation of methodologies
First, affect somethings with similar attentions

"Zhen"
C: Operating to what affect?
1: deliberately 60%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating an operation consisting of affective tensions
Using trans-contextual universals
First, hold and carry secret intentions

"aranzazu"
C: Operating to what affect?
2: semblatively 40%

This is an inquiry into ability
Generating causes of multiplicit/unknown affects
By developing a hegemony of interests, desires, and uses
First, staging and framing modes of/for attention

"razaisthenameofmycat"
C: Operating to what affect?
2: semblatively 50%

This is an inquiry into cause
Intending and interpreting affected matters based on intention
Using dramaturgical framing methodologies
First, frame an action as a whole

+++++

Operations as part of opera-of-operations "Embarrassed of the Whole" Phase II: https://www.facebook.com/events/1814272978840146/
http://www.panoplylab.org/eotw

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