New Essay: Unpacking the Score: Notes on the Material Legacy of Intermediality

November 25, 2021

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Published in the new issue of On Curating devoted to the topic of Fluxus, this essay seeks to build a theory of score-based works different from traditional approaches in which the score becomes a function of the performance’s archive. At its core, there lies a deep interest in the ontology of the work, its materiality and ontogenesis regulated by indeterminacy and openness. How can we conceive of a score-based work as an incipient, rather than preordained, form, always already on the verge between the virtual and the actual? What implications does a score-based work have on the pursuit and the ethics of care?

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George Brecht, The Case, 1959.