Operations and Micro-strategies
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Productive encounters converge in sensibility and technique with many other kinds of projects such as participatory, relational, or socially engaged art, applied theatre, speculative and critical design, and other types of expanded scenography. This chapter provides examples of key operations found within a series of projects that have emerged from these fields, each of which is to varying degrees experiential, symbolic, playful, disruptive, dialogic, situated, and interpretive. Willingly creating a barrier or imposing a restriction on a creative process is a common strategy for generating novel, thought-provoking scenarios. In certain philosophical traditions, reductio ad absurdum is a rhetorical gesture that attempts to disprove a falsehood by embracing it as literal truth and then extending its underlying meaning to an absurd or untenable conclusion. The chapter examines the deferral of authority as a useful and common strategy seen often in projects of social practice and relational aesthetics.