Tag Archives: ICI Methods

ICI Technic: The Gift

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We began to create projects to bring focus to the AIDS pandemic over 20 years ago. Born out of feelings of loss and rage, these projects challenged us to abandon our long held beliefs about art. Rejecting notions of artist … Continue reading

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WITH EVERYTHING BUT THE MONKEY HEAD

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Follow this rhizomatic project of the ICI as nine visual researchers help us to theorize some of art’s (untheorizable) processes. The project began on April 12, 2016 and will continue in 2017. A catalog is planned to coincide with the completion … Continue reading

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Diagram of Visual Research at the ICI

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Over the last decade, many thinkers have attempted to diagram the interlocking processes of studio-based research in an attempt to clarify the need for a PhD degree in studio art (http://thinkingpractices.wordpress.com/theories-of-art-practices-as-research/). We have been inspired by these attempts to chart … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: Discovery

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Discovery is the cornerstone of all we do here at the ICI but is especially important to our processes of visual research. Almost all our projects have emerged from a small disruption or an accumulation of slips – in vision, … Continue reading

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Interviewing the Dead: Sebald’s Words

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The Searching for Sebald project was a landmark event for the ICI because it opened the door to a whole new toolbox for doing creative research. Sebald’s bricolage gave us permission to “play” more than we usually do. In this … Continue reading

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Traveling Images from Sebald’s Rings of Saturn

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Images from W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn, refashioned into traveling postcards.  

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ICI Technic: Incantation

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In a memorial service for one of our founding associates, cigars, food, money, and a healthy shot of whiskey were used to conjure up Papa Legba, the spirit guardian of the Crossroads. Incantation derives from Middle English, from the Anglo-French enchanter, reminding us … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: Miniaturization

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As Susan Stewart has proposed, the miniature operates at the place of origin—the childhood of the self—creating an “interior temporality of the subject,” a place for private contemplation. When the physical dimensions of material ideas are decreased, so too are the … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: Shuffling

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During the research phase of Searching for Sebald, we developed a number of technics that have been easily adapted to other ICI projects. One of the most playful takes the visual material of the project at hand and refashions it … Continue reading

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ICI Technic: Data Collection

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Data Collection is sometimes undertaken before a research ‘question’ is in mind. Some materials are collected because their physical presence is absorbing and compelling. Other times we encounter objects or their fragments that disrupt our current belief systems even when … Continue reading

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