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Photo credit: Dario Lasagni 

press release, model maypoles at Da, 2020

Two or more people have a conversation in a room and then leave it. They leave the room and leave the conversation. The conversation is left in the room. But it has no story. It hasn’t been left with a story. There is no “about.” It is a pattern. Or a patterning. Just the relations. A bunch of prepositions lingering there. Some negotiation. Some coordination. All the social words with which we describe music: harmony, dissonance, chord, discord, resolution, fugue, counterpoint. It is left there. But it is not residue. More like a puppet. It moves. And might be dressed up. A puppet that is a teacher. A puppet that is a teacher with only limbs. And someone else, some other people, might come in and use it; pick it up and dance with it. 

Here are a set of maypoles. They are like the midsommarstång danced around in Sweden, like liberty poles and arbres de la liberté that rally a gathering for someone to speak out in a small village in 18th century France or North America, like the poles plaited in Waldorf schools as a part of elementary education, like the Maibäume birch tree tied to the corner of the houses of lovers in the Rhineland. They are model size. Smaller rituals. Some move. Some are obstructed. Some are knotted from the outset. And some are too fragile to stand on their own. 

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Once circle, 
All equally spaced around, 
numbered clockwise.
The even numbers face out. 

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The odd numbers face in— 
they do not move, but act as gateposts.

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The even numbers move.

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Away from the center of the circle
Turning right, 
And moving back towards the center of the circle 
passing between the next gate post.

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Turning left, 
And moving back away from the center of the circle
Passing between the next gate posts. 

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Turning right, 
And so on and so on…

model maypoles and braids, Tim Simonds, Da, Heinrich von Kleist

One evening in the winter of 1801 as I walked in the park, I happened to meet Mr. C—who was engaged as first dance in the opera, a man very popular with the public. I told him, in passing, that I had seen him several times at an outdoor marionette theater that had been set up in the market square to entertain the common-folk with song and dances and short dramatic burlesques. 

He assured me that I need not be surprised at his delight in the pantomime of these marionettes; and hinted that they could be very effective teachers of the dance. Since he did not seem to be indulging a mere whim about them, I sat down with him to discuss this strange theory in which marionettes seemed to become teachers. 
— Heinrich von Kleist, On the Marionette Theater, 1810 (translator unknown) 

Faculty Meeting with Rudolf Steiner: ‘There is a question about speaking in chorus’ — Emily Martin, Victoria Haynes and Mauro Hertig with Tim Simonds: model maypoles at Da
Faculty Meeting with Rudolf Steiner:
‘There is a question about speaking in chorus’

Readings and performances by
Victoria Haynes, Mauro Hertig, and Emily Martin

Broadcast on Montez Press Radio,
March 26th, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)

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teaching documents

Tim Simonds, Teaching Documents, ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲, Bella Janssens, book, New York, artist book, Rondpoint Projects, Printed Matter
photo credit: Bella Janssens

A collection of hesitations, misspellings, and auto-corrections in teaching. ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲‬  is composed of a typed transcription and enlarged images of a teacher’s handwritten marginalia on students’ essays; moments that uncover indecisions, or masked spelling mistakes—where an erring “a” in “differance” has been gently transformed into an “e.” The book is printed on trace paper, a kind of transparency that encourages things to get in the way of each other—transparency that doesn’t clarify. 

Printed on the occasion of the exhibition I said, “say they” at Rond-Point Projects, Marseille (2017). ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ ‬ has been sold and distributed through Printed Matter (NY), Greene Naftali (NY), International Print Center New York, Rond Point Projects (Marseille), Burlington City Arts (VT), Colophon Art Books (Paris), and Cathouse Proper (NY)

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For the U.S. release of ╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲ the book was read by a group of teachers following a set of exercises to read in the musical structure of a canon. 

at Cathouse Proper at 524 Projects (Brooklyn, New York), in the context of Leslie Brack’s exhibition, Memorandum

A group of faculty, teachers, and PhD candidates go through a set of exercises to learn how to read the pages of ‮╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲╱╲‬, find a collective pace, vocalize over each other’s voices, and eventually read together in the musical structure of a canon. Read by Daniel Ayat, Elæ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson], Thom Donovan, Emily Martin, Tom Rocha, Andrew Starner, Kyle Waugh, and Tim Simonds. Special thanks to Leslie Brack, Peter Bussigel, David Dixon and Ethan Ryman.

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In 2019 the exercises and group reading, Faculty Canon was published as an audio recording by Reading Group as Faculty Canon (rg15). Edition of 75 with insert (translucent voices piled into strata–accordion folded on polyester film).

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tr. 1: phatic talk (6:58) 
“…its hard to be those two at the same time”

tr. 2: exercise 1  (6:25)
breathing / introduction to a closed circle / finding part of a word
  
tr. 3: exercise 2  (3:29)
jumping / contents of the book we are reading / practicing reading 

tr. 4: exercise 3 (1:02)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o 

tr. 5: exercise 3 (3:15)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang from struct o, no.2 

tr. 6: exercise 4 (2:51)
aspect us an depen on a dis lang, with delay

tr. 7: exercise 5 (1:02)
pacing by page-turning 

tr. 8: exercise 5 (7:16)
pacing by page-turning, no.2

tr. 9: exercise 6   (1:27)
refining pace
 
tr. 10 (0:53)
canon 

tr. 11: (9:24)
canon, no.2

tr. 12: (2:26)
phatic talk “I have the same one…” 

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Alongside, teacher’s margins, and solips, these prints are reflections on the role and voice of a teacher, focusing on qualities that are not associated with a teacher. These images are printed screen captures, showing the standard application window of Microsoft Word and a personal desktop behind. Typed in the document is a transcription of an endnote responding to a student’s paper. The errors and revisions of the teacher’s writing are emphasized by the editing symbols of Microsoft Word. 

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