Cont. Score Project (2019)

Bricolage scores, interactive browser, collected sound recordings

The Cont.inuing Score Project  is an assemblage of hastily written  scores, and collected sound objects - mainly those of the sound contributions from the public. Repositioning the sacred ontological status of the music score, and following the practice of fluxus bricolage, which emphasises the “not-well-made” or “almost-made,” these handwritten  scores (installed in various Sydney suburbs) offer instructions to perform everyday sonic activities (singing, laughing, beatboxing) which, in turn, coax serendipitous contributions from the public through a website accessed via smart phones. Cont. Score calls into question utopic ideas (including my own failures in this context) about democratising art for a *stable* public (whatever that means) and the tensions that arise between two agendas that dominated the work at different stages and which only occurred to me post-exhibition: i.e. earnest aspirations for creating collective works vs. the commodification of public data within neo-liberal cultural spheres.

Exhibited June 2019,  107 Projects, Redfern
Exhibition photographs by Tina Stefanou