SHOWING WITHOUT GOING

Script

Conventionally, a script is written by one or more authors before the performance but it is also possible to be co-written by authors or artists in different places before the performance, or generated collectively during the performance.

It contains text or descriptions of actions to be performed but also for specifics of location or set, props, sound, light, movement, costume, etc. 

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When reading becomes live

This connection explores the difference between reading a play script, and a live performance where the reading out loud *is* the event - where people's efforts and the risks involved in getting involved are the point of the event: these may be referenced within the content (eg OK OK) or not (Your Words in my Mouth), but the fact is that the gap between the reader and that of the person whose words they are incorporating is never fully closed. The unrehearsed participant can never be a fully transparent 'servant' of the text.

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Anna Rispoli
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Ant Hampton / Silvia Mercuriali / Rotozaza & collaborators...
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Ant Hampton / Gert-Jan Stam

A Writer Unbloc-ed

How a travel ban made an artist think of different ways of dissemination. The show has no director or set and a new actor for each performance. The writer's voice is an integral aspect of the script and though he is not present one can feel his presence. As part of the script the writer's email is shared with the audience so they can write to him and share their thoughts.

 

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Nassim Soleimanpour
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Imposed
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Weather Forecast

The script is subjected to the weather the way we are subjected to it. There is a script which will be (probably) performed at a specific/flexible time and specific/flexible place, but we cannot really control it or influence it. It will show up anyway. We can identify/conceptualize/protect and by that being present in it.
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