Freie Universität Berlin

Lunch Again

by Stefanie Alf, Gabriele Kroos, Carina Otte, Karoline Strys, Michael Tsouloukidse

Interpreting Anna Halprin’s Lunch Score in the demanding circumstances of the pandemic we could not meet in person and decided to reinterpret the score in an online version by meeting in the digital space.

Inspired by Lawrence Halprin’s RSVP Cycle we present the process and traces of our ideas.

Resources

Score

Valuaction

Setting: Online Lunch with two Zoom Devices 

Starting point: 5 Scores invented and performed separately within the same setting:

Steffis Avocado Score

Karos Water Score

Gabrieles Napkin, Formal Dresscode Score

Michaels Music-Objekt Score

Carinas Menu Score

Valuaction of the First Performance of the Scores: 

What to keep: 

  • camera settings and the Zoom interface
  • objects: napkin, tablecloth, knife, fork, glass
  • avocado eating in slow motion
  • gargling
  • clothes that make it possible to see which Zoom pictures are connected 
  • neutral background

Changes of the score: 

  • what do we want to talk about? 
  • clear gestures to our invisible neighbour 
  • blinking  
  • music licensing questions 
  • formal dresscode

Rescoring of the individual scores to one complex score: 

  • general setting stays the same
  • Music-Objekt Score, Menu Score and Water Score are performed once
  • Avocado Score and Napkin Score is coming back
  • cues are decided by the group that is performing the score

Still remaining questions: 

  • is Zoom the platform we want to use? What are alternatives? 
  • did we meet our intention/expectation?

Performance

Lunch Again
by Stefanie Alf, Gabriele Kroos, Carina Otte, Karoline Strys, Michael Tsouloukidse