'But what rules do we have?'
Gregory Bateson, Steps to an Ecology of Mind, 1972
'Yes, improvisation is a sport too'.
Cornelius Cardew, Towards an Ethic of Improvisation, 1971
Is there such a thing as playing without rules or are we always part of a game that follows a certain order? According to psychologist Jean Piaget dis-adaptation is what creates awareness about structures since these constructions 'do not belong to consciousness but to behaviour'. In this musical work we explore these issues by muddling the rules from different games as a strategy to unravel the 'silent language' that orders norms of being together.
With Sébastien Branche, Claudia Doms and Artur Vidal.
Performed in London at the Bethune road basketball playground on the 16th of November 2014.
Photography: Alexis M. Vidal and Katia Reshetnikova