On the page the play of slippages, I mentioned how this video piece grew out of our back and forth exchanges. Throughout our process of improvising, trusting, experimenting, sharing, and responding … of creating with whatever materials we had on hand and with whatever inspirations, questions, or ideas surfaced in the moment … we embraced the unknowns and the ‘happy accidents,’ and enjoyed the process of collaborative play.
As we mention in the video, we gave ourselves some guidelines for working on this piece:
- When recording our origami instructions, we had to make a sincere attempt to clearly and accurately describe the steps.
- We could not tell each other what the intended form was meant to be.
- When following a set of instructions, we had to make a real attempt to understand and carry out the directives.
- And it had to be done in one try with no pausing or re-listening to the audio recording.
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During the four weeks leading up to Misconstructions, we videotaped our attempts to follow each other’s instructional audio recordings. Below are eight of those videos:
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If you’d like to try following our audio instructions, to see what wondrous forms you might end up with, here are the audio recordings. Have fun!