FreeCIVAExpo

EXPO: Walking from Scores

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A collection of text and graphic scores to be used while walking 

‘Walking from Scores’ is a collection of hundred verbal and graphic scores by artists, collectives, and composers on walking, listening and sound production in urban space. The project explores the relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the everyday, the dynamics of sound and listening in urban space, and the (porous) boundaries between artist and audience, based on two premises: an interest in walking, seen as a relational practice, as a tactic of interaction with places, as a way to “read and rewrite” urban space; a focus on text scores, interpreted as catalysts for action, as invitations to action open to all.

Dates
Friday, July 9, 2021Sunday, August 8, 2021
Hours
10:30 - 18:00
Place
CIVA
Curator(s)
Elena Biserna // Courtesy: the artists and collectives, Boris Kršňák, Horace Cardew, the Estate of Ben Patterson, The Estate of Max Neuhaus, the Heirs of Walter Marchetti, the Estate of Anna Halprin // Co-produced by: Q-O2
Scores and instructions by Peter Ablinger, Milan Adamčiak, G. Douglas Barrett, Elena Biserna, Blank Noise, George Brecht, Cornelius Cardew, Stephen Chase, Seth Cluett, Philip Corner, Viv Corringham, Bill Dietz, Amy Dignam, David Dunn, Haytham El-Wardany, Esther Ferrer, Simone Forti, Francesco Gagliardi, Jérôme Giller, Oliver Ginger, Anna and Lawrence Halprin, David Helbich, Christopher Hobbs, katrinem, James Klopfleisch, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Bob Lens, Ligia Lewis, Alvin Lucier, Gilles Malatray, Walter Marchetti, ILand/Jennifer Monson, Max Neuhaus, Alisa Oleva, Michael Parsons, Ben Patterson, Mathias Poisson, Anna Raimondo, Pheobe riley Law and Jez riley French, Paul Sharits, Mark So, Standards, Nicolas Tardy, Davide Tidoni, Ultra-red, Manfred Werder, Franziska Windisch

‘Working from Scores’ explores the relationship between the aesthetic sphere and the everyday, the dynamics of sound and listening in urban space, and the (porous) boundaries between artist and audience, based on two premises: an interest in walking, seen as a relational practice, as a tactic of interaction with places, as a way to “read and rewrite” urban space; a focus on text scores, interpreted as catalysts for action, as invitations to action open to all.

The title is a variation on ‘Working from Scores’, a text originally published in 1990 in which Ken Friedman introduces the notion of «musicality» in the visual arts by questioning the notions of «authenticity,» «intention,» and «meaning» and by interpreting the artwork as a set of instructions that allow for a constellation of different executions. Embracing this openness, ‘Walking from Scores’ is based on the reproduction, distribution and reactivation of the collection, taking specific forms from a reflection on the geography of the event.

CIVA hosts a selection of around 60 scores by 50 interdisciplinary artists and collectives as well as a workshop to collectively re-enact the collection by intervening in the (environmental, institutional, social…) context around the museum.