Action Score Generator

2014

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The 'Action Score Generator' is an online writing machine that writes and re-writes an infinite series of performance event scores. The source texts collect together previously performed actions by artist Nathan Walker between 2006 – 2013. The scores are arranged into poetic, six-word-length instructions, aligning performance objects, tasks, verbs, and spaces that are reorganised endlessly by a JavaScript code. The ASG aligns itself with the short poetic texts of Fluxus Event Scores and with rhythms of computational data and visual poetry.

The Action Score Generator Book is published by if P then Q Press, Manchester. Available here. The book contains an Afterword by Mark Leahy entitled 'An Action Movie (for NW): Reading Time Code Action'.

Presentations of the ASG have been made at 'Infinite Record: Archive, Memory & Performance, York St John University, York (Oct 2013), 'Modular Form Symposium' University of Roehampton, London (March 2014) and 'Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA), Royal Holloway, University of London (September 2014).

You can read more about this project in 'Permutation and randomness in the Action Score Generator’ published in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Vol 7:1, Intellect, pp. 213–221.'

The JavaScript programme that runs the 'Action Score Generator' is a re-vision of Nick Montfort's poem generator Lede, used with permission.

Action Score Generator
Action Score Generator
Action Score Generator
Action Score Generator
Action Score Generator