Scores for Distributed Dancing

HACKING SOCIAL CODES:
Playing Cards, Participant Actions, Experimental Video Series
Directed by Megan Young with Participants
Performance/Development Support by Angela Luem, Marcia Custer, and Meghan Murphy-Sanchez

Exhibition History:
Code/Switch Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery
Events in Public Spaces: ISEA, City University of Hong Kong
SECAC Juried Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design

Participants are invited to disrupt the fabric of public space one small action at a time. Playing cards with simple logical operators provide an in point for deconstructing the performance of identity. IF/ELSE pairings reflect the unnatural binaries imposed on bodies in order to uphold constructs of gender, race, or heteronormative dominance. The game of algorithmic play primes viewers for an extended practice of resistance.

 

 

SCORES

IF alone THEN move very quickly
IF not alone THEN move very slowly

IF excited THEN trace the edges of the space 5 times
IF indifferent THEN draw rainbows with your butt as a brush

IF < 3 minutes to play THEN go look at 3 familiar things IF > 3 minutes to play THEN transform into 3 familiar things

IF you have increasing perseverance today THEN jump until you cannot
IF you have decreasing perseverance today THEN find ways to rest

IF < 2 people present THEN be as small as possible IF > 2 people present THEN be as large as possible

IF alone THEN move very quickly
IF not alone THEN move very slowly

IF uncertain THEN be still for 10 breathes
IF determined THEN visit 10 new places

 

SCORES FOR DISTRIBUTED DANCING: CHICAGO