Scores for Distributed Dancing

Scientists are building advanced machines capable of mimicking the human brain. Meanwhile, human-computer interfaces flatten social interactions to embarrassingly reductive models. Computing, after all, is just a large chuck of instructions.

Scores for Distributed Dancing is an algorithmic game using IF/ELSE playing cards to press against the limitations of binary constructs. Performance facilitators invite pedestrians to engage a brief physical encounter. Participants take a game card and state the conditions. Together, they enact the result. These casual moments occurring over the course of several hours are collected into a series of experimental video shorts. They are presented as a cumulative performance of public identity in ever mutating, emergent patterns.

ON VIEW /

  • Columbus College of Art & Design
  • City University of Hong Kong / ISEA
  • Woman Made Gallery