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Artist in residence project: Transit't: Breathe, silence and personality

 I was lucky to have a 6 months grant in SL, read more here, to investigate so terms within storytelling.

Here follows the project description:

This is a project that through various aesthetic approaches wants to look at concepts within narrative expression.

Brief information about the project

What: Virtual installations with a focus on interaction and which discusses and research narrative terms.

Period: Spring 2013

Participants: Mimesis Monday / Heidi Dahlsveen (storyteller and curator)

Various invited virtual artists (none currently requested)

Background

Transit’t is a project that wants to investigate some concepts in storytelling. These terms are not much discussed, yet central in a narrative expression.

Transit’t = transport of persons or goods from one country to another through a third.

It’s the third that here is interesting, yet is where you are coming from and where you are arriving necessary for Transit’t to exist. Transit’t is seen here as a linguistic figure – a metaphor for oral storytelling and a specific place. A transit area means being in motion, directions, random encounters, transitions, fleeting and ephemeral – being a nomad.

Objectives

Purposes of this project are:

1 To investigate the key concepts in oral storytelling

2 To create installations that are narrative and that makes use of interaction

3 To provide greater focus on animations and poses in a virtual experience

Description

The project is conducted through four phases, where the first three phases takes place in the virtual world and the 4th phase are summarized in a narrative installation at Oslo and Akershus University College of applied sciences where I work.

It is the first 3 phases that I apply for in LEA . The first three phases are corresponding to three divided periods, where each period have one of the topics explored: Breathe, silence and personality. Here several artists will be invited to create installations based on a concept and a number of animations I have made for this term. The artists are free to interpret / create based on the subject and the movements they get. When installations are open to the public, I will arrange short storytelling performances, based on the same topics that will be told in the installations. The storytelling will be «invoice». Here the visitors will be moving related to narrative and installation.

The entire project will continuously be documented through machinima, photos and log and blog. The findings, ideas created along the way is used in an installation that takes place in the physical world.

Artist in residence project: Transit’t: Breathe, silence and personality

I was lucky to have a 6 months grant in SL, read more here, to investigate so terms within storytelling.

Here follows the project description:

This is a project that through various aesthetic approaches wants to look at concepts within narrative expression.

Brief information about the project
What: Virtual installations with a focus on interaction and which discusses and research narrative terms.
Period: Spring 2013
Participants: Mimesis Monday / Heidi Dahlsveen (storyteller and curator)
Various invited virtual artists (none currently requested)

Background
Transit’t is a project that wants to investigate some concepts in storytelling. These terms are not much discussed, yet central in a narrative expression.

Transit’t = transport of persons or goods from one country to another through a third.

It’s the third that here is interesting, yet is where you are coming from and where you are arriving necessary for Transit’t to exist. Transit’t is seen here as a linguistic figure – a metaphor for oral storytelling and a specific place. A transit area means being in motion, directions, random encounters, transitions, fleeting and ephemeral – being a nomad.

Objectives

Purposes of this project are:

1 To investigate the key concepts in oral storytelling
2 To create installations that are narrative and that makes use of interaction
3 To provide greater focus on animations and poses in a virtual experience

Description

The project is conducted through four phases, where the first three phases takes place in the virtual world and the 4th phase are summarized in a narrative installation at Oslo and Akershus University College of applied sciences where I work.

It is the first 3 phases that I apply for in LEA . The first three phases are corresponding to three divided periods, where each period have one of the topics explored: Breathe, silence and personality. Here several artists will be invited to create installations based on a concept and a number of animations I have made for this term. The artists are free to interpret / create based on the subject and the movements they get. When installations are open to the public, I will arrange short storytelling performances, based on the same topics that will be told in the installations. The storytelling will be «invoice». Here the visitors will be moving related to narrative and installation.

The entire project will continuously be documented through machinima, photos and log and blog. The findings, ideas created along the way is used in an installation that takes place in the physical world.

You can follow the blog here.

SHEHERAZADE 1001 STORIES FOR ADULT LEARNING

This is the last newsletter from the project Sheherazade, but the project will hopefully live on, in the different partner countries, through different workshops etc.

Sheherazade, 1001 Stories for Adult Learning has come to an end!

This Grundtvig Multilateral Project introduces storytelling as an educational strategy and a

pedagogical tool in formal and non-formal adult learning. Through its focus on the linguistic,

interactive, performing, social and cultural aspects of stories and storytelling, Sheherazade can help

adult learners gain communication skills, develop imagination and creativity, improve intercultural

understanding and build competences for inclusion.

During the project life time a high number of documents and materials have been created, all available

for free on the project’s website: www.sheherazade.eu.

 

Sheherazade manual

The manual Sheherazade, 1001 Stories for Adult Learning contains the following sections:

• a review of the place/presence of storytelling in European adult training,

• the potential of storytelling for competence development,

• a methodological background for the use of storytelling in adult training including a large series of exercises and some advice for the adult trainer/storyteller,

• a set of good practice examples from all over

Europe,

• a description of the pilots run by the Sheherazade partners,

• a large bibliography.

This manual has been published on the website in online read versions in 8 languages (English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Bulgarian), all of them also downloadable for free. A hard copy of the manual is also available in English and Dutch.

Sheherazade course model

Besides the manual the Sheherazade partners created a course model that provides adult

educators/trainers with a full description of a possible 3 days course including objectives, a draft

programme, a description of all the exercises used during the course by the trainers (and different

from the ones issued in the manual), comments/questions of the participants and advice from the

trainers/storytellers. This course model is also downloadable for free from the website.

 

Also available online…

• A summary of the results of our methodological research and the needs analysis in eight languages;

• Eight e-newsletters in English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish and Bulgarian;

• A summary of the interviews with storytellers;

• The videos of all the pilot projects run by the project partners (partner language with subtitles);

• Two videos on the Course and Final Conference in Alden Biesen.

 

The future

The Sheherazade consortium will continue to organise (Grundtvig) courses on the use of stories and

storytelling for adult learning. This will be done in the frame of the funding opportunities in the new

programme Erasmus+. Updated information on these courses will be available soon on the project

website.

Follow the story of Sheherazade on www.sheherazade.eu

 

Project partners:

Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, BE, coordinator.

Fabula, storyteller association, SE

Oslo & Akershus University college, NO

CVO Landen-Leuven, BE

Brunnenpassage, AT

Meath Partnership, IE

Superact, UK

ELAN Interculturel, FR

Sofia University, BG

«This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects

the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be

made of the information contained therein.»