Solo. Nature study notes - 1929-2019
Image: SOLO - NATURE STUDY NOTES -1969/2019 [ATHENS VERSION] A Score written by Pierre Bal-Blanc. Performance by Georgia Sagri. Music by Delia Gonzalez. Garments by Serapis Maritime.
The performance of Solo - Nature Study Notes - 1969-2019 [Athens Version] 2021, which marks the beginning of this exhibition in the Basque Country following its presentation in Athens, seeks in Donostia a new angle to reflect on the relationship between individual and collective memory. On this occasion, the performance will be interpreted by Georgia Sagri and Delia Gonzalez.
This score was written in Greece using freely available improvisation rites (prose instructions) exercising the open resource principle of the 1960s English collective, The Scratch Orchestra. The outline of the exhibition’s floor plan at the Hot Wheels gallery in Athens, where this work was first exhibited, is superimposed onto the Tabakalera space. Moreover, the clothing designed for the performance is printed with images from the Greek gallery and verbal instructions of the rites by Serapis Maritime. Solo - Nature Study Notes - 1969-2019 [Athens Version] 2021 seeks to interrogate the relationship between the individual and the collective. The score aims to gather the activation of different rites through the clothing worn by one person (a solo performer) who animates the instructions, thereby shifting the construction of the social body onto the somatic formation of the individual. On the other hand, the audience (a collective) is then placed in free circulation around this activation so that the group is more affected in its active listening or passive behaviour.