Action Score Generator - Multiple Exhibitions
- Submitting institution
York St John University
- Unit of assessment
- 32 - Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
- Output identifier
- M - Exhibition
- Modular Form Symposium, University of Roehampton, London
- Open access status
- Out of scope for open access requirements
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- Year of first exhibition
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- Output has been delayed by COVID-19
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- Forensic science
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- Research group(s)
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- Additional information
- This project researched the techniques and methodologies of chance-based and procedural writing within the context of Fluxus and digital poetics or e-poetry. The project was created as a website and later was published as a book by experimental art and poetry publisher If p then q, Manchester. The publication contained an essay about the work as an afterword by Dr. Mark Leahy entitled 'An Action Movie: Reading Time Code Action’.
The project investigated the relationships between the uses of language on the page, on the screen and in performance.
The website displays the 'Action Score Generator’, an online writing machine that writes and re-writes an infinite series of instructions for performance. The writing machines uses source words collected by collecting and processing previously performed tasks by artist Nathan Walker between 2006 – 2014. The machine produces an instruction every six-seconds that contains six words, presented in reference to the Fluxus idea of an event score. Event scores build on musical scores but instead of notation they contain instructions.
The Action Score Generator was exhibited at the Poetry Library (London) as part of the exhibition ‘Conceptual Poetics’ alongside artists including Fiona Banner, Simon Cutts, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Yoko Ono.
The work was presented as part of Modular Form Symposium at Roehampton University. It was also presented as part of the performance and technology working group at Theatre and Performance Research Association Annual Conference. Partly funded by the research committee at York St John University.
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