drawing dancing scores
' Dancers are at one and the same time paper, pen, and graphic, the space that their bodies use being the place where, eventually, the sign is inscribed, which is none other than a figure of the body yet again.' - Jose Gil Metamorphoses of the Body
drawing dancing scores: a two day workshop as part of the From Scratch festival at The Drawing Room, Tannery Arts, Brunswick Wharf, London (2009). From Scratch considers the legacies and practices that emerged from art collectives and collaborations of the 70s and 80s, most notably Cornelius Cardew's Scratch orchestra, but also include video art, writing and performance.
The workshop will use methods and approaches to combining performance and inscriptive gestures, exploring a practice at the edge of the ephemeral and the material, that addresses ideas about scores, scripts and documents, as well as collaborative process. The workshop involves looking at bodies with books, inventing a grammar for actions, writing motion, moving text, and spacing thought on and off the page.