Promises of Monsters, Stavanger University (2017)
Blobbing is a performative and interactive proposal aiming at introducing a monster logic and within and at the actual conference, a logic that adds the aspect of how “to conference”, a physical presence of monsters in parallel to all the speaking and analyzing about monsters. Blobbing is infiltrating and playing, focusing on bodily and spatial re-organisation departing from and working through what is already present in terms of speakers, topics, architecture, context, the conference itself etc. We are interested in rethinking and destabilizing power structures in making playful and user friendly actions through The Blob.
Blobbing could be seen as a wash. The speakers and contributors of the conference are offered a “wash” / Blobbing of their presentations. Concretely we are proposing formats and instructions that could infiltrate or even possess the talk, the lecture, the after-talk etc ranging from very subtle to more imposing (Blobbing comes in three different sizes: small, medium and large).
Blobbing is a research proposal by Tove Salmgren and Anna Efraimsson supported by Stockholm University of the Arts.