Monday, 7 September 2009

Notes on NOTES- Scoring Notes on a Return



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Notes on NOTES
was a writing residency in which writers Rachel Lois Clapham, John Dummett and Matthew Hearne worked in the Laing Gallery from 4-5th September to make notes in response to the Laing’s Notes on a Return exhibition.

Each note was a live, public and imperfect fiction of Notes on a Return that explored how to notate, house and return to the live. The public interacted with the writers in several drop in sessions and the residency ended with a live session entitled ‘The Final Word’



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Scoring Notes on a Return, a project for Notes on NOTES by Rachel Lois Clapham

Ultimately speculative, a score lies in between action and object, performance and document; it is a singular record of action past or imagined and a call to future performances.

Over the two days of Notes on NOTES I worked on how to compose or punctuate performance by re-arranging objects and visuals in the space and collecting prompts from audience members in order to collectively develop a score for Notes on a Return.

‘The Final Word’ was an electric fan which blew into the space, automatically deciding the final arrangement of the score.

The score currently remains as a collectively authored blueprint for future writing on Notes on a Return.



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For more details of Notes on Notes and Matthew and John’s work please see http://open-dialogues.blogspot.com/2009/07/notes-on-notes-on-return.html

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