portalage, n. (rare.) “The construction of portals.”
Less a matter of “research” or “problem solving” than one of problem enactment. One of the bigger problems being how to conjure modes of getting from here to there, & there to here.
The making of portals runs throughout the practice. Attempts at eutopian thought-in-the-act. A thoughting (becoming) of (& with, and after, ever). Portalagics.
Demonstrations of portalage P to be found via this digital portal include:
r, s, m Remixing, sampling, mashing (3 distinct methodologies). Cuttings, tearings, pastings. D.J. poetics.
L1 L2 The lens as suspension bridge: camera & video as devices for temporal painting. Landscaping “pasts” (p) w/in “futures” “F” w/in “presents” [P] via these portalling machines.
s-s Self-sampling. Drawings from a child a half-century ago, reconstituted in oil paint. Puzzling over, & choreographing, indecipherable proto-archetypes.
v Victorian scrapbook as diagrammatic micro-novel.
S “Scripts”. Channeled, felt, conjured, intuited voices. (Felicia Rudolphina Scatcherd, early 20th spiritualist and spirit photographer, would press unopened photographic plates against her cheeks & forehead, “entering intimacies w/unseen operators”. Any accompanying transcriptions from-the-beyond were termed “scripts.”) Psychographical mutterances from the heavenly spheres, & other likewise neighborhoods. This project combined w/6th extinction hauntings oo.
f Fabulisms, oneiric fancies, active imaginal faerie biographies. Homegrown mythologies. Flash-in-the-pan fictions. Short shorts--sugar eggs with peepholes.
R Parafictional retrospectivenesss. The self-as-alternative-reality-other. Didactic art cards of the late “D.O.” Unseen, nonexistent work planted, & so curated, in the reader’s eye.