Seers-in-Residence is a micro-residency research model developed by Traci Kelly 2012 as an open resource for creative practitioners.
Sitting on a train with my back to the direction of travel I am swaying, my body responds to the motion of the coach as it consumes the tracks. I am lulled ← I am jolted ← I am cradled ← I am lurching → I am assimilating → processing → repositioning → – transitioning into my own interconnected body-vehicle beat. The window view ceases to be a representation of green fields, tall trees and electricity pylons. The landscape enters my eyes as texture and rhythm, flashes of green, dashes of brown, fleeting reflective surfaces. Facing the past as I move forwards, I long for the yet unknown and unforeseen. The Seers-in-Residence research journey is similarly in transit and willfully unencumbered by destination. Each of the researchers, Emma Cocker, Joanne Lee, Ben Judd and Simon Cross undertook 3-hour micro-residencies with the monoprint installation Feeling It For You (Perspective), exploring a decentralized and phenomenological methodology for approaching shared research dynamics. The project approaches investigation as a non-hierarchical, non-linear series of happenings that privilege knowledge as a mingling and arrangement of rhythms and textures in anticipation of the appearing of the not-yet-seen.
Nottingham Trent University researchers in chronological order of residencies:
Emma Cocker (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art)
Ben Judd (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art)
Joanne Lee (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art) and Simon Cross (Senior Lecturer School of Arts & Humanities, English, Culture and Media)
Material Viewing devices, Feeling It For You (Perspective) monoprint install
Performance place Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK (2012)