Propositional Attitudes

Propositional Attitudes

Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now?, (2018: Golden Spike Press) edited by John Burtle and Elana Mann, is an anthology of recent performance scores, directions and instructions. Workman's instructional choreographic piece Intimate Conversation is included among the selections. Copies are available for purchase online at the Golden Spike Press website.

The pieces in the book follow a long historical tradition of artists who blurred art and life through performance scores, directions, and instructions such as Pauline Oliveros, Lygia Clark, Allan Kaprow, ACT UP, Fluxus, the Diggers, Saul Alinsky, belle hooks and many more.

These scores are meant to be performed by anyone anywhere. Some of them are written for audience members; what is traditionally a passive role becomes one that is more self-aware or conscious. Various scores address the politics of listening—Who listens and who speaks? What is (not) being heard? Others are more goal-oriented, and operate directly as tools for social organizing. Some are theatrical critiques of historical or contemporary conflicts, while others focus on creating meaningful interpersonal exchange.

137 page perfect bound, risograph book
Edition of 250