A Score for Group Participation
The score assignment for next week is to write a score for group participation. This score to be a properly developed score with clear instructions, images and / or other means to facilitate activity. It should carry / transmit a value p of yours or explore some strategy through group participation. Give yourself time to work on this and be rigorous about it because we will discuss your motivations for the score in class and we will practice it. This will be p preparation towards the final two seminars where we will focus on extended performance practice e.g. spending an hour or more exploring multiple scores at once. Bring 1 copy of your score for everyone in class + me.
Some questions to ask yourself before you create this score are :p
- What bodily experiences do I want to have?
- What do I believe about the body? my body? my subjectivity? my flesh?
- What kinds of bodily experiences do I want to facilitate for others?
- Are there movement, talking, sound or object experiences that have happened in class that you want more of? If so, create a score to explore that in a specific way(s)
- What is agency in my body / mind and how can this be a frame for experience for others?
- What affects or emotions do I want to generate or explore as material? Can faking emotion lead to another "real" emotion that was not expected?
- Can we access real emotion through constructed situations?
- What are the politics of my score? What are the politics of my interest in working with other bodies?
- Is this score about agreement? disagreement? What aspect of "group dynamics" do I want to explore?
- How is space and / or Central bay addressed / designed / inhabited / evacuated in my score?
- When this score is being practiced, does it produce a byproduct? Remains? Sculpture? Sound? Drawing? Video? Writing? Archives? Absence? Surrender? etc etc
- How is time operating as a material in my score? Can my score suggest an approach to time: extreme slowness, fast, rhythmic etc etc
- What is the role of repetition in my score?
- Does my score use image description to generate activity in the performer / interpreter-of-the-score
Will Rawls, Art: Social Distortions, Spring 2022