Connecting at A Distance during the time of COVID-19 - a Score to Perform
score to perform” is a performative web-based project formed around notions of
communication. Artists Rita Evans and Nicole Shimonek experiment with a
performative score and subsequent set of parameters to create work at the time
of COVID-19 exhibited and juxtaposed alongside one another.
Butler’s “Speech Sounds” is a starting point for the collaboration, reflecting
on how, in the story, a pandemic takes away a civilization’s capacity to
communicate in written and spoken language. People communicate through gesture
using symbols to introduce themselves to one another.
work questions around what new languages are potentially formed with the
technologies we are all currently using, what is lost and what is gained across
this medium. It relays around ideas of the politics and proximity of touch and
how this effects the human body. Gratiously funded by the Manitoba Arts Council.