MANFRED WERDER, 20160
UMass Boston, University Hall Gallery
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Non-Event, UMass Boston Department of Art, and the Revolutions Per Minute Festival present

MANFRED WERDER
performing 20160 (2016, ongoing)

University Hall Gallery, UMASS Boston
University Drive North
Dorchester, MA
7 p.m. / FREE

MANFRED WERDER Composer and performer, is wandering through the abundance. His scores feature words and sentences found in poetry, philosophy and the world. Earlier works include stück 1998, a 4000 page score whose nonrecurring and intermittent performative realization has been ongoing since December 1997. Lives in situ.

Manfred Werder on 20160:

“The score 20160 consists of 3 rolls of semitransparent paper with the seize of each 10cm x 22m, trisected from a found paper roll.

“In January 2016 I began inscribing the first roll with typewriters found on site. The first performative presentation took place in Ciudad de México February the 9th, 2016. In early 2019 I will have reached the end of the first roll.

“I’ve been tracing the world onto the roll, words and text found on the street, in poetry and philosophy. In the act of writing, the world operates on the unveiled paper, impregnates it and so actualizes the score, and once the paper is again rolled up, its veiled transparency lets the world’s abundance manifested on the paper mingle into ever new possible compounds.”

This program is funded in part by Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

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