What is Nothing Something Sandwich?

A symposium dedicated to the cultivation of spontaneous occurrences and multifarious forms of communication, cooperation and presence.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Welcome to Nothing Something Sandwich!

If you received an invitation to the "pre-formance" of Nothing Something Sandwich, you have at some point expressed an interest in, or at least wondered about, the aesthetic and creative potential of word, presence, silence, gesture, object, environment, etc...  in relationship to humans, plants, rocks, paper, animals, air and many other things.


The first Nothing Something Sandwich event will be held from February 11 - 14th in Savannah, GA at 26 East 37th Street.  Although each participant will need to arrange their travel to Savannah, transportation to and from the airport will be provided, as will meals and modest lodging (provided you can bring a sleeping bag and cushion).  Although it is not required that everyone stay in the same place, it is suggested as a means to quickly grow a sensory map of the larger body the participants together
will be.


Thursday, February 11th
All participants arrive in Savannah

Friday, February 12th
(an 8 hour silent wandering)

Saturday, February 13th
(another 8 hour silent wandering)

Sunday, February 14th
All participants decide to either leave or stay on in Savannah indefinitely


If you would like to participate, please express interest to 
by January 1st, 2010.

Upon receipt of your acceptance of the invitation, you will be given authorship on this blog, and be sent additional information about the event. Your name and contact information (only viewable by participants) will be posted on the blog to encourage communication.

The purpose of this blog is to provide one way (there are others)
in which participants can introduce themselves and post information they find pertinent to this project.  As all participants will also be authors, the blog itself will become the first cooperative experiment.

A structure has been provided simply as a beginning.

Pronunciation: \sim-ˈpō-zē-əm also -zh(ē-)əm\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural sym·po·sia \-zē-ə, -zh(ē-)ə\ or sym·po·siums
Etymology: Latin, from Greek symposion, from sympinein to drink together, from syn- + pinein to drink — more at potable
Date: 1711
1 a : a convivial party (as after a banquet in ancient Greece) with music and conversation b : a social gathering at which there is free interchange of ideas
2 a : a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics — compare colloquium b : a collection of opinions on a subject; especially : one published by a periodical c : discussion

Pronunciation: \ˌməl-tə-ˈfer-ē-əs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Medieval Latin multifarius, from Latin multifariam in many places
Date: 1593
: having or occurring in great variety : diverse
— mul·ti·far·i·ous·ness noun

Thursday, December 3, 2009