OUTCAST REGISTRATION projects are contextualised on a regular basis using visual media and discursive formats. Empirically gathered data is presented in diagrams, for example, and the progress and findings of the project currently running are discussed and appraised at the Expert Meetings with representatives from a variety of fields of expertise and practice.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is the prerequisite for the artistic and scholarly approach of the OUTCAST REGISTRATION. In order to engage on a continuous basis with the approach implemented and the preliminary results of collaborating with the women addicts in prison, with the institutions involved, and with the public in the context of the Speech Activities, representatives of different disciplines and fields of practice are brought together in (partly) public Expert Meetings to discuss critically the individual stages of the project. Additional exchanges take place in internal meetings, at which the content discussed at the Expert Meetings is theoretically enhanced and expanded. This regular combination of different competences from politics and administration, art and culture, scholarship and technology helps to clarify various problems during the project implementation as well as to classify the experiences and findings in order to promote the knowledge circulating in the OUTCAST REGISTRATION as well as to ensure the effectiveness of artistic interventions in sociopolitical issues.
Diagrams and charts are used to visualise the life trajectories of the individual project participants. Recurring characteristics are elaborated and placed in their social context. Patterns and consequences of specific conditions are revealed and made visible. Here the sources are criminal records, dossiers, and memory transcripts of countless conversations — in person, by telephone, and in letters — with the participants of all prison projects since 1997.