Workshop | “These are scores”

Scan of the front cover of Womens Work

11 May 2018

2pm to 5pm

This is a free event in the gallery of Chelsea Space and has limited capacity. Booking is essential, please complete the form below. If you can no longer make it, please cancel your booking or email info@chelseaspace.org

Join Irene Revell for a workshop that brings together collective reading, group discussion and performance to explore the score anthology publication Womens Work.

Womens Work [sic] is a collection of textual, instructional and propositional performance scores by twenty-five women, edited and self-published in New York by Fluxus artist Alison Knowles and sound artist Annea Lockwood over two printed issues (1975-8), bringing their work into relation with the feminist movement through the medium of the score. With its decisive feminist framing, the Womens Work collection presents a significant challenge to the male-dominated history of the avant-garde performance score and in turn a formal challenge to the feminist art movement of the 1970s that tended to focus on more visual media.
 

Taking its title from the first line of the introductory page of the first issue of 1975, “These are scores ready for you to do”, curator and researcher Irene Revell has developed this workshop as a means of sharing and discussing these special works, and the possibilities posed by score-based performance works in a feminist context. Previous iterations of the “These are scores” workshop have taken place in diverse contexts including in the exhibition The House of Dust by Alison Knowles, (CNEAI, Paris); at Athelstan Sound, a musical performance group (Margate), and at the Swiss Artistic Research Network conference Art Research Work (ZHDK, Zurich).
 

 The workshop is open to anyone with no prior experience necessary.
 

“These are scores” takes place in the gallery in the context of the exhibition project ORGASMIC STREAMING  ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE where the Womens Work collection (1975-8) is on display.
 

From 6.30-8.30pm on Friday 11th May there will be a performance by exhibition artist Claire Potter Please follow the link for more information: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2018/5/11/Claire-Potter-Playhouse-Creep-/