artistresidency

archive: the poetics of practice

archive is a research and practice document beginning with a 1 month residency at Arteles in Finland. SCT member Melissa Delaney enters into the residency and a mode of poetic practice focussing on the archive.

With limited internet and days of silence, I open the residency interested in (research) the historical aspects of Finland and how I will structure my days and nights at the residency. The aspects of practice - in particular moving from a practice of observation into one of participation. 1. document thoughts and impressions daily on paper 2. self as instrument 3. nutrition = sustenance/energy 4. meditation, walking, yoga (movement) 5. research (reading and writing) counterposed with poetics.