An intensive weekend-long exploration of the feminist performance score through a number of modalities including reading, listening, watching, discussion, play and performance.
The workshop will investigate works such as Pauline Oliveros’ To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation (1970) and Annea Lockwood’s Piano Transplants (1968-), among other more recent scores and related texts, recordings and moving image, across multiple generations, and through collaboration between attendees, seek to experience the feminist score as a social event. The workshop derives its title from the introduction to Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood’s self-published ‘Womens Work’, which gathered in its two volumes of 1975 and 1978, performance scores by a diverse range of women practitioners from Simone Forti to Christina Kubisch.
The workshop is organised by Cathy Lane, Co-Director CRiSAP, and Holly Ingleton with Electra. It is open to everyone, with no particular musical, or other, experience required, on a first-come-first-served basis, and includes lunch and refreshments on both days.
Image: Still from Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation, 2013. Performers: Rachel Aggs, Peaches, Catriona Shaw, Verity Susman, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, William Wheeler
Electra, Third Floor, Shacklewell Studios
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014, 11am – 7pm
£10 / £5 concessions
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