ENCYCLOPEDIA

NATURAL FLEETING OCCURANCE: Never exisiting in the same way twice.

Natural Occurance: Existing without aid in a natural environment. A natural environment can be both external or

internal, and can be both awesome or mundane.


Fleeting: transient, rapid, passing swiftly, momentary.


INTERVENTION:

To [intervene] take part in something so as to alter a result or course of events.Interventions are made using Framing Devices [see below].


%CHOICE & %CHANCE:

The ratio of Natural Fleeting Occurance to Intervention.This is the Scenography of the moment.


OBSERVER

Myself in oberving and measuring the first moment the fleeting occurence is experiencd. 


SPECTATOR

Secondary Spectator. The one who sees my recreation and/or documentation. The one who becomes involved in the memory of a time they didn't experience. 



DOCUMENTATION and further definitions. 


IN SITU (In process of defining) 


A LEGEND (In process of defining)



FRAMING DEVICE: Tools used in interventions.


Positioning: All of the spacial relations that align in around and between the observer and the point of focus. Positioning when experiencing a Natural Fleeting Occurance is often by chance. Once the positioning is documented and presented to a Spectator the positioning becomes a choice.

Positioning is the spacial arrangement and relation of the choice and the chance.

Example:

Chance: On a snowy day in the city I looked out the window and becme enamoured by the melancholic serenity. This moment and its positionings are chance due to the conditions of the snow, the placement of the window, and myself having be there during that exact time.

Choice: Placing a chair, choosing what sounds are heard, and lowering the blinds of the window are all choices/interventions to invite a secondary spectator aid the sceneography of the moment in it's performance. But remember, that moment will never be the same as the first.


Time Perception: Being aware of or intervening so as conciously use or manipulate the percpeived time of a moment for the specator. The theory of time perception is restrospective, refering to the spectator's perception of time during a moment after it is happened. Since time is a human construction it can be distorted by translating experiments of time perceptions spatially. This is valuable because, the duration of a moment can seem to last forever yet be gone in an instant. 







RESEARCH PATH

In my research I am collecting and drawing attention to natural fleeting occurrences. Those moments in time that can never be repeated and can only be experienced from a specific positioning. The reflection of the sun, a gust of wind on water, light in a mirror, the internal feeling of suspension, or a startle response that can never have the same effect more than once. Natural fleeting occurences happen because of an alignment of exact spatial relations - including the time of day, the weather the day before, the height of the observer - me - and a seemingly endless set of measurable spacial relations. I as the researcher label these individual spatial relations Positionings and am also interested in the ratio of when the positionings are choice or chance. 


My task as a Sceneographer is to observe and intervene in these Natural Fleeting Occurrences and investigate the positionings thoroughly so as to capture that moment in time and understand how specific spatial relations aligned to create the occurence.


The next step in my research is discovering ways to document my data in order to present a retrospective scenography; a survey of past events or experiences. I have labeled the two methods of documentation I wish to explore: In Situ, and Legend, happening concurrently and/or asyncronisously.