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+ Rhizomes of String Figures is an online journal accompanying research, images, citations, videos, audios, and thoughts and emotions through/around string figure plays/games. 2022-ongoing

10 May 2022
“Rhizomes of string figure(s) are horizontally growing collections of questions and counter-questions coming and going away throughout the entire period of my participation in the AGO X RBC artist in residence. They also are stacks of resources, research, information, and feedback for my practice or that are loosely related to my practice and/or my life. They are a gentle acknowledgement coming from my deep heart that it is a privilege for me to have met all the mentors, curators, and researchers and come across artists and many other people from 25 April to 19 July 2022. I would instead share all of these segments of conversations and entailed questions to whoever might find them echo-able than keeping them in my notebook. Some and most of them are written words filtered by my own perspective and understanding of all the conversations I have had. Standing as a filter here for this contemplation map also means that they are anecdotal, entangled with where I was standing and what I was seeing at every moment of conversations. Entailed questions here entail tails that never seek answers yet only try a variety of weavings throughout hodological contemplations.”

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String Figures games is believed one of the most ancient games in human history. “We don’t know when people first started playing with string [...]. We do know that all primitive societies had and used string. [...] The string artist was often a storyteller as well using his (their) loop of string to illustrate his (their) tale.” -extracted from Cat’s Cradle, Owl’s Eyes: A Book of String Games by Camimlla Gryski