(Monologues) a score, 2017
(Monologues) a score takes its cue from video footage made to accompany the prototypical lecture of my current project Patriarchal traditions and the New Age. The footage uses props to describe a scientific experiment first staged in the 1980s, that measures decision making processes in the living human brain. The experiment, referenced by Brian Massumi in his essay The Autonomy of Affect, is generally associated with debates around notions of free will. Its representation and the processes it attempts to measure are for my purposes a type of notation or score. Monologues, in a sense an act of channeling, refers to the lectures that form the core of the project as well as voices—speech and text—that are being invoked from the past.