On my mind
Exercises that are prep-work for something beyond themselves. They might have an objective but that objective is not in their space.
Exercises that are not isolated from the world but a part of it. They do not have a court, a separated space, 90 minutes or a clock; they happen at moments in between, under the table while something else is going on, in a divide of attention.
Exercises that host fictions as an accompaniment—reading aloud in class.
What is the sound of an exercise?
“Games turn out to be part of the human practices of inscription. Painting lets us record sights, music lets us record sounds, stories let us record narratives, and games let us record agencies” (C. Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art. 2020)