‘…consider how the arts and contemporary theory structure “the commons” anew: how the commons becomes both a goal and a trope in post-millennial art and cultural theory.’ (Amy J. Elias) 1/ There is a common saying in China that hard circumstances produce bad folk. When we are unable to recognise the art, our minds feel […]

One way of addressing the question of how to live together is through what we may or may not have in common. Thinking about the common and the in-common, hence, becomes a way of asking how we might find ways of building and sustaining social relations, not through economic transactions, but by establishing relationships to […]

Further reading part: The commons: Infrastructures for troubling times In this article, the author explores the connection and disconnection between elements of movement, institutions, infrastructure, commons, rights, and more. He thought infrastructure was not the same as a system or structure, because infrastructure was defined by movements or patterns of social forms. It is the […]

Assigned reading part: From reading What is Commoning, Anyway?: This reflects a broader shift in thinking from the prevailing YO-YO ethic (“you’re on your own”) to WITT (“we’re in this together”). By reading this online passage, I learnt that a majority of English people, known as “commoners,” derived at least part of their livelihoods from the […]

“Embodied knowledge, while often denigrated and disavowed within the modern colonial episteme, confirms that Western scientistic validity comprises only one kind of knowing. Manifest through poetics, aesthetics, and other bodily attunements, sensuous knowledges open to alternative modes of relation. […] A sensory, embodied, affective, and imaginative relation to the world opens to a different kind […]

I gained knowledge from three perspectives in today’s reading. Additionally, I’ll display them in three separate sections of this portfolio. PART 01: Echo in the Dark In this part, I’ll clarify my point about the artist Hanna Tuulikki’s website. On the top of her website, we can see the link about her artwork – echo […]

About the book The reading content is Oliveros, P. (2005) Deep listening : a composer’s sound practice. New York: IUniverse, Inc. After borrowed the book from Main Library, I actually gave a lot of thought to the distinctions between hearing and listening as a result of this book. Perhaps we should begin by defining deep listening, which […]

That day the sunlight looked more made up than ever. All I really saw was Blue’s absence. After reading the article about Film and Video Umbrella, in the artist’s view, the damaged retina has started to peel away,’ in Blue, ‘leaving the innumerable black floaters, like a flock of starlings around in the twilight. I will […]

Learn from Pre-fieldtrip research By watching the video of Williams, L. “Sugar, ships and science: The City Observatory and Caribbean Commerce” (2020). [Online} Collective, I learnt the role of the city observatory in shipping to and from Leith. The City Observatory site also has a long history as a crucial provider of accurate time to […]

  In the video, it shows the audio display of the video narrator for Canadian fish as research partners. The atmosphere of “fish” is created through the display of indigenous voices and voice narration. Without taking pictures of fish from a human subjective perspective, we enter the world of “fish” from a third perspective and […]

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