cura: 1. spiritual charge: care. 2. to restore to health and soundness, to bring about recovery: cure. 3. Root of the word “curator” in Latin; one who is responsible for the care of souls, later, one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit. 4. instrument with two or three strings that is used in folk music. 5. small sparrow. 6. the name of a short story written by Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus (A Flower Thrown to the Sea from the Aegean, 1972). 7. “The double sense of cura refers to care for something as concern, absorption in the world, but also care in the sense of devotion” Martin Heidegger

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cura Bodrum Day III

Today, due to the toll exacted by the experiment in psychogeographic research, we started at 6 PM, discussing the role of collaboration, cooperation, participation, tacit agreement and complicity in collective artworks. This came from multiple conversations dealing with individuals' interests and concerns regarding working with one another, and the conversation spanned nearly an hour and a hel;f.
Next, the workshop participated in a hybrid exercisethat lies betweent he “elevator pitch” (the 30 second description of a project) and “speed daing” Here, the artiss grouped up in twos, and did the following:
1:Take a minute to describe their project,
2:Get Feedback for a minute
3: The other participant piteches their project
4: Feedback is received for it.
5: Switch Partners.
Although the workshop should have gone for 17 iterations of the process, by 10, people were so engaged in talking, Patrick and Ajalea just let the conversation go, and we had dinner.
After dinner, we watched “What would Jesus Buy”, the documentary about Reverend Billy Talen and the Church of Stop Shopping's campaign against the “Shopocalypse”...

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