The Ever-Changing Bureau Motto & Tagline
Flee Immediately! is a moving being that has been difficult to define since 2011.
To Flee is also to Flow to a new pulse.
The bureau is a bureau that does serious research without taking itself to seriously.
In an academic context, research is often restricted to strict formats. The essay begins with an introduction, then proceeds to a contextual review and eventually reaches a conclusion. It is made of specific languages (firstly, lastly, furthermore) and it is often limited in its creative form. But surely another form could be used to argue a point better depending on the point itself?
Flee Immediately! began as a publication that attempted to use critical formats to coincide with critical contents as a critique on the limits of these theoretical frameworks. It attempted to put theory into practice. Now it will attempt to define new methodologies and ways of thinking to contribute back to the limited world of theories. Ironically, but happily, to put practice back into theory.
Artistic Research has been around to circumvent the restrictive limits of research. It is defined in the book Artistic Research Methodology: Narrative Power and the Public by Mika Hannula, Juha Suoranta and Tere Vadén as "Artistic Research Methodology argues for artistic research as a context-aware and historical process that works inside-in, beginning and ending with acts committed within an artistic practice."
What is fleeing research?
Flee Immediately! extends and contributes to the field of artistic research by not limiting itself to getting inside of artistic practices, but to using this way of thinking to understand larger cultural processes in everyday life, especially those related, but not limited to, technology.
Flee Immediately! proposes an embodied practice that mixes together choreology and rhythm analysis to explore, create, and fail with new rhythms and pulses of thinking as we scroll online, connect to flows of power and move to the tune of data and code. It ends in processes not acts.
As this is all process based, thinking in action, being in action, and creating new incorporealities, the methodologies and contributions to the larger research context will be updated as the research continues. We hope to eventually provide a thorough account of a new way of moving as being as researching as moving within our technological worlds.
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The bureau is always open for business. Get in touch at info[at]fleeimmediately.com
What does the Flee Research Bureau embody?
The content here is divided into various sections that we are currently focusing on. These boundaries are not strict, and you will find overlapping, remixing and reusing of content. That is all part of the process: embedding within embedding within embedding...
The Flee Research Bureau consists of:
* Monthly Flee Research Re[a]ding Reports (performance reviews of various contemporary topics that take the form of scripts to also try out and perform)
* Events, performances and exhibitions
* Yearly publication of an Issue
* Contextual reviews (reviews of performances, artworks and exhibitions put into the context of our research and methodologies)
* Peer reviews as conversations and monthly online meetups
* Weekly blog experiences, failures and thoughts
* & more to be processed