diary thursday 28 october
In the gallery, the atmosphere is slowly shifting during the days to a discussion platform. Little constellations find their way into the scores. My sessions with adva and emiel, michiel’s with varinia and anette, people passing by participating, listening to the other’s conversation while involved in their own practices. This morning we talk about the equilibrium between the stringency of a framed proposal like the time scores, and the freedom it offers for interpretation and interpersonal exchange. Ideally the scores could just work like a transforming social body; relying on the interpersonal transformations more than on an exact time frame, the social body could start speeding up and slowing down at will. Keeping to the score but not to the temporal limitations.
What is the relation between this as a set-up for a workshop and an ‘environmental’ curatorial practice, only offering a formal framework for a freely evolving artistic practice? As a test case it proves its strengths and weaknesses immediately. The experiment only exists in the very strict respecting of the minimal rules for the whole thing to happen at all. Without that there is no social body appearing, and the image of the whole set-up doesn’t become visible to the outside world either.