EduAction - the event character
A theoretical synopsis
Interdisciplinary methods in the multicultural presentation as in the transitstation event become the framework of personal as well as common communication tasks; like physical and perceptual experiences in relation to intellectual challenges are used as parallel structures or synthetic, aesthetical witnesship. Though presentations on thematic specific issues are in relation to natural and social sciences, live action and performances deal with psychological aspects of human behaviour. And those methods are linked to certain associative and experiential processes.
This is independent of reception, external actions, it is the EduAction of perceptive qualities and extended self-discovery of consciousness while it takes form of the 'Event'.
Another important methodological aspect has to be added: when the process of art is combined with actions and performances, i.e. it is the process of change, it is the presentation of an overall concept in respect to everyday life situations, it is also accompanied by information, signs and visual margins. The audience will learn to have possibilities of inter-action or participation without any implied re-enforcement. Offer and proposal will dictate the character of signs, which indicate behavior strategies in the 'eye' of the event and its concept. transitstation signs, written or metaphorical, highlight the theoretical components and the immediate 'witnesship' during live action. The idea of orientation and disorientation within the totality of continuous action has to be the only directive towards its conceptual understanding.
The position of the artist as communicator within an institution is seen to be most sensitive with the organizational skills and as being the initiator of the connection between external and internal experiences. The communicator is the mediator of extended self-experiences or autobiographical references of information and thought-processes, which are fundamental to an on-going discourse, are being delivered theoretically and practically.
The EduAction Day, on the Monday after a transitstation Event is dedicated to the immediate commentary. The public is invited to participate in small discussion groups to question transitstation artists' work from the weekend. Transitstation artists from the Host city are preparing regional foods and drinks and transitstation artists are taking the stand to present their individual life work. Transitstation artists will communicate and deliver the experience of the creative process and offer some insight into idea development to the public in practical workshops.
Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Jerxheim 2009