1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later
1000scores, © Ant Hampton, Berlin ; Christophe Meierhans, Brussels
Canadian artists & new works around community and solidarity.
Commissioned & co-produced by the Goethe-Institut Toronto
In spring 2020, the urge to create instructional performances reached new heights: locked in, with limited social contacts or in physical distance – without a venue like a theatre, gallery, concert hall or club to go to, to meet and exchange, the private environment turns into the place for interaction. In times when meetings are limited and art institutions keep their doors shut, scores become a transdisciplinary artistic practice for connecting people in their isolations and with their surroundings; to keep creating performances by making the audience become the protagonist of pieces that are written for them.
“1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later” is an online performance space that presents new scores from global artists across the genres on the website www.1000scores.com. Each score is an instructional art piece for one person, commissioned by the project in collaboration between international partner institutions and the artistic team. New scores are published regularly on the website to build an ongoing archive disseminated via social media and the project’s newsletter.
The Goethe-Institut Toronto is a project partner, commissioning five scores by Canadian artists across the genres, gender, ethnicities, age groups, communities and abilities in cooperation with Rimini Protokoll. All address the question of what “compliCITY” means to them – collaboration and solidarity in the public/virtual space and their communities.
The Canadian artist 1000scores contributions will be launched every Tuesday from 23 Feb to 23 March 2021.