November

Kate Southworth, Patrick Simons, Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, November Networked Performance, 2006. Video recording

November marks the end of Summer and gently familiarises the soul with the coming darkness of Winter. 

Protocols for participation

Grow some garlic (alium sativum)

Sow Outside: Late Autumn/early Winter in sunny, fertile soil. Plant individual cloves just below the soil surface
Fertilise: Before planting.
Weed: Garlic plants cast no shade and they are vulnerable to weed encroachment
Harvest: Once the leaves have turned yellow.

Make some preparations

When the sun is at its lowest point on the horizon begin to welcome Winter. Light a fire, burn myrhh and patchouli, make food to share with friends.  Dress in black to collect and absorb the heat and keep you warm. 

Host an event

Invite friends to simultaneously read out texts on darkness, liminality and gateways, and at the same time to listen to what others are reading. Begin with 60 seconds of silence, then anyone can begin reading. When everyone has finished reading, leave 60 seconds of silence.  Eat and drink.

 

 

The first networked Performance of november took place in October 2006.  

It was an encounter for four people, web cam, found texts and prepared garlic.

Devised by Kate Southworth and Patrick Simons (glorious ninth), it was performed in collaboration with Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett, (Furtherfield.org) ,

Launched at: -
Time: 9 minutes and 41 seconds before midnight (GMT).
Date: 31st October 2006.
Location and further information: http://november.gloriousninth.net

"Join us as we cast out the stale air of the fading summer and move together into winter. Celebrating Halloween and the changing of the season, we come together online to exchange our collected thoughts across the Internet whilst each eating garlic cloves".