curse of knowledge

When better-informed people find it extremely difficult to think about problems from the perspective of lesser-informed people

An example of the curse of knowledge is demonstrated in a classroom setting, where teachers, or subject experts, have difficulty teaching novices because they cannot put themselves in the position of the student. A brilliant professor may no longer remember the difficulties that a young student may be encountering when learning a new subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_knowledge

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we record ourselves

I’m not long back from Ferness in Scotland where I had the pleasure to work with Owa Barua, Katrina McPherson, and Natalia Barua on a screen project responding to the Margaret Morris archive. We’d done some initial testing in March this year when we developed a type of performance-screen-camera practice. This second development time was an opportunity to gather more materials but also figure out how we might edit the work together (and apart).

We made two things: an 8 minute single screen (dance) film, and a 22 screen installation.

Here’s the single screen film:

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We Record Ourselves was commissioned by Horsecross Arts for Threshold artspace, and acquired for the Horsecross Arts collection of contemporary art. Premièred as part of Movement exhibition, 15 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017 at Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, Scotland. Movement: an homage to Margaret Morris in drama, dance, music and film; curated by Iliyana Nedkova and Wendy Timmons.

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Still from 22 screen installation.