1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later - Goethe-Institut Lebanon

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Nadim Choufi© Nadim Choufi for Rimini Apparat

1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later

1000 Scores. Pieces for Here, Now & Later, a project by Helgard Haug, David Helbich and Cornelius Puschke, is an online performance space that presents new scores from various artists on the website www.1000scores.com.

In collaboration between partner institutions and the project’s artistic team, scores are commissioned to artists who then in turn produce an instructive piece of art. New scores are regularly published on the website and spread into the world through social media channels and newsletters.
About the Project

In 1919, Marcel Duchamp sent instructions for an artwork from Buenos Aires to his sister by way of a present. Suzanne Duchamp was asked to source a geometry textbook and suspend it by strings from her balcony overlooking Rue la Condamine in Paris – “The wind had to go through the book, choose its own problems, turn and tear the pages.”

In the spring of 2020, at a time when limited social contact and physical distancing were becoming the dominant conditions of our everyday lives, the artistic team felt the urge to create instructive performances – without a venue like a theater, gallery, concert hall or club to go to, to meet and exchange, the private environment turns into the place for interaction. In times when meetings are limited and art institutions keep their doors shut, scores become a transdisciplinary artistic practice for connecting people in their isolations and with their surroundings; to keep creating performances by making the audience become the protagonists of pieces that are written for them.
5 Scores with the Goethe-Institut Libanon

In the spring of 2021, five Lebanese or Lebanon-based artists were each commissioned to produce an instructive piece to share with the world:

Nadim Choufi – The desire to close a circle can make it spiral
Yara Boustany – Imaginary Bodies
Tracy Chahwan – How to completely lose your sense of identity…
Shakeeb Abu Hamdan – “_ _ _ _ _”
This Project is produced by Rimini Apparat, coproduced by PACT ZollvereinTanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Goethe Institut/Federal Foreign Office of Germany and KANAL – Centre Pompidou.

Helgard Haug (Berlin) is an author, director and co-founder of Rimini Protokoll.
David Helbich (Brussels) is a composer, conceptual and performance artists.
Cornelius Puschke (Berlin) is a dramaturge, lecturer and author.
© 1000 Scores (Helgard Haug, David Helbich, Cornelius Puschke), Rimini Apparat