Tuesday, 25 February 2014

NOTA Chapter 1 launch at I'm with you: INDEX

NOTA Chapter 1 launch at I'm with you: INDEX
28 February, 7.30 - 11.00
] performance s p a c e [
Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road E3 2NQ

Image © Open Dialogues

Please join us for I'm with you: INDEX, an evening of performances, videos and texts that focus overtly on indexing, notation and script. 

Here, Open Dialogues will be launching Chapter 1 of NOTA, a collection of notes made inside live performances. NOTA CHAPTER 1 will be assembled and launched on the night alongside Emergency Index Vol. 2, a bible of performance art activity.

Artists on the night include:

] performance s p a c e [, Brian Lobel, Season Butler, Warren Garland + Josh Baum, Yoko Ishiguro, Eirini Kartsaki, Open Dialogues, Justin Hunt + Johanna Linsley, Daniel Oliver 



NOTA: NOT, NOTES, NOTER (NOTA), NOT/A, is a research framework produced by Open Dialogues that presses on the time, place and quality of notes in relation to performance. Chapter 1 is the first of ten publications to accompany the work.  It is a collection of time-stamped documents - handwritten notes, absent-minded doodles and choreographic diagrams - that were NOTAted in relation to SHOWTiME performance festival (Presented by Alex Eisenberg and John Pinder (Present Attempt) at Rich Mix, London 2012), and includes a critical text by Rachel Lois and Mary of Open Dialogues on the subject of notes as the future of performance remains.

Chapter 1 will be assembled live on the evening of the launch by Rachel Lois and Mary, bound by hand and finished with a unique time-stamp. No two publications are the same.

Available for the special launch price of £4.


This is a bible of performance art activity. And if you are, like I am, a believer in performance art and the value of this ephemeral art activity to change the hearts and minds and consciousness of people, then you need to have this bible in your life. The end. —Martha Wilson

We’ve been seeing performance art materialize around us, but without feeling that there was a context for such ideas. Artists have been doing such pieces for a long time without much recognition that in fact their ideas are related. Now, with Emergency INDEX, we get the sense of a magical secret shared among many artists. Emergency INDEX is a profoundly important publication. It guides us to a new place. —Robert Ashley 

Emergency Index: http://www.emergencyindex.com/

I’m with you: 

SHOW TiME: http://www.show-time.org.uk/