[score base: A digital passport photo card; photo and score: Brett Van Aalsburg (2021); score text: Manifesto for art:/an effect on, change or benefit to:/The Practice of Everyday Life,/recycling/as ‘one of the liberators of the theatre’/Artaud/submissions will be welcome whether the context/and tone will help to/establish the play/when they are in immersive environments/critically engage the artistic medium of walking/a new interpretation of nature/(including machines/animals, nature) and/around again/to the artist’./deviate from these instructions]
Brett and Blake; 26 May 2021; Hawley, Pennsylvania.
Brett described the score in the following way: ‘A score as a portrait of thoughts Blake has inspired. A treasure map of words exploring ideas wherever you care to walk it. Follow the ideas, find a place to recycle, build and grow. Find an excuse to walk with a friend.’
We walked it together, using the score as a map with trails of words to follow.
A machine in my pocket captures our route, our speed, our elevation. The graphic spikes demonstrate when we are not walking. It merits mention.
On occassion I pull it out to capture the moment. A camouflaged frog resists my efforts at machinic capture.
An intimate exchange of (recycled) ideas between two old friends.