Scores for the Body, the Building and the Soul - prints & performances - 2013 - ongoing


Instructional pieces for a physical relationship with architecture and space. For Bodies & Buildings in print and performance. Here at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
at Kanal Centre Poöpidou Brussels, 2020  
Here for KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels 2020





Scores for Serralves Museum, Porto 2020

from Scores for Serralves Museum, Porto 2020

from Scores for Serralves Museum, Porto 2020



 
 

version for Teatro Luiz, Lisbon in "Performance na Esfera Pública" (Orfu Negro, 2017)

Absorb your body, mind and soul into the step. (2013, Bozar, Brussels)



Scores for the Body, the Building and the Soul

instructions and scored concepts to be self-performed in and around architectural landmarks

"Perform the pieces in any order, but do them all for best results. 
Don't be put off by the historical references. It is all about you and your actual experience. 
If you enjoy this, do it twice."

In Flann O’Brian’s novel The Third Policeman scientist-philosopher de Selby introduces the reader to the atomic theory: all things that touch exchange atoms and by this also slowly exchange characteristics, like bicycles and their riders, trees and tree huggers or visitors and buildings.
This work proposes a hand full of performance scores, adapted and added for each specific location and building. 
With these instructions the visitors of the exhibition are invited to self-perform the actions. 
Each performance engages both the architecture of the building and the history of performance art. The visitor enacts a multilayered composition through his or her body.
 
Theories about this piece by Rebecca Schneider (author and professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University, USA) in her article in the following publication on page 32 https://files.cargocollective.com/c191796/Performance_in_the_Public_Sphere.pdf

This work was written, adapted and perfromed for the following occasions:

Brussels:
Seven Scores for the Body, Mind and Soul 
for Horta Hall of Bozar
(within a collaboration with Sujata Goel)
developed in the context of Monsoon/Kobalt
December 2013
PDF of the score

Rotterdam:
Six Scores for Body & Building & Sould 
for the Van Nellen Factory
invited by Tale of a Tub Gallery for Art Rotterdam
February 2015

Paris:
Six Scores for the Body, Building and Soul 
for the Palais de Tokyo
invited by Palais de Tokyo, Paris
for Do Disturb! (collaboration Palais de Tokyo,  MoMA PS1, Tate Modern & Berghain)
April 2015

Antwerp:
Some Scores for the Body, Building, Street and Soul 
for the Mechelnseplein
June 2015

Amsterdam:
Scores for the Church, the Building, the Body and the Audience
for the Oude Kerk
April and November 2016

Lisbon:
Scores for the Body, the Building and the Soul 
for the Sao Luiz Teatro
invited by Projecto P!
(illustrations daretoknow)
PDF (English version) PDF (Portuguese version)
April  2017

Hamburg:
Scores for the Body, the Building and the Soul 
for the Kraftwerk Bille
invited by the Hallo Festspiele 2017
with live performance
 PDF leporello book (4,2mb) (design: daretoknow)

Darmstadt:
for the Hochschule für Musik, 2018
invited by INMM Institut für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung
 as part of a lecture performance about performativity in contemporary music
 
Porto:
Scores for the Body, the Building and the Soul
for Serralves Museum, Porto, 2020
invited and premiered/performed at Musem as Performance Festival
 
Brussels:
Scores for the Body the Building and the Soul
for KANAL - Centre Pompidou 
invited by and written for KANAL - Centre Pompidou, 2020
 



extract of leporello book for Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (entrie PDF here)


from Scores for Sao Luiz Teatro Lisbon, 2017, ENG version


Scores for Sao Luiz Teatro Lisbon, 2017,
in "Performance na Esfera Pública" (Orfu Negro)
Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Sao Luiz Teatro, Lisbon 2017, photo Vitorino Coragem

Scores for Sao Luiz Teatro Lisbon, 2017,
in "Performance na Esfera Pública" (Orfu Negro)

Scores for Sao Luiz Teatro Lisbon, 2017,
in "Performance na Esfera Pública" (Orfu Negro)




Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)

Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)

Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)

Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)

Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)



Scores for Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015, ENG version)
Six Scores for the Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam, 2015



Mechelseplein, Antwerp (B), De Studio, 2015


Bozar, Brussels, 2013



Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 Kraftwerk Bille Hamburg, 2017 (photo Laura Léglise)





Palais de Tokyo, 2015

'Nice to meet you, Dan Graham',
Van Nelle Factory, Art Rotterdam, 2015
Shouting, Van Nelle Factory, Art Rotterdam, 2015

Wall Sex, Rotterdam
Wall Sex, Rotterdam



Wall Sex, Van Nelle Factory, Art Rotterdam, 2015


"Give it a good, warm hug. Count to 20, slowly."
Bozar, Brussels, 2013
"... like climbing a wall." Bozar, Brussels, 2013
Bozar, Brussels, 2013
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Choose a spot in the center of the space
Bozar, Brussels

Hum very softly for a little while.
Bozar, Brussels
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
"Cheers Valie Export", Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Bozar, Brussels ©Choy Ka Fei
Bozar, Brussels, 2013
Sujata Goel & D. Helbich,
Bozar, Brussel, 2013 ©Choy Ka Fei





Bozar, Brussels, 2013
Bozar, Brussels, 2013



"Stand very close in front of the mirror. Ignore yourself."
from 'Nice to meet you, Dan Graham', Bozar, Brussels, 2013 ©Choy Ka Fei
'Wall Sex' BOZAR, Brussels ©Choy Ka Fei



Scores for Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)
Palais de Tokyo, Paris