Search, Research

Looking for ... someone, something is about setting in motion oneself or others, a machine, a place, ideas, doubts, papers. Often we don't know why we keep searching. Sometimes there is a decision to take it seriously, to keep in touch, to commit, to get involved. Decisions can acquire momentum. Looking for might lead to research—a search that keeps us attached and that changes the attention’s direction and meaning: to look at something again and again and again until we begin to see. 

Research always makes life complicated. We might end up knowing too much, getting lost in accumulated information, stories, details, in between perspectives that all fall apart. How do we begin such a process and how do we navigate it, how do we move within? How do we set the premises? What do we do next? What to do with a discovery we don't want to make? Which form, format should it take?