Schedule 2 Sonata (Conduit exhibition)

David Wicks

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance


The sound poem SCHEDULE 2 SONATA was devised by David Wicks as a 'reactive performance' delivered intermittently as part of the Conduit Exhibition held at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery between 30 September and 20 November 2005. The term 'reactive-performance' is used to describe the process through which a performance is devised and delivered in reaction to some 'structured' or 'random' feature identified in the environment. In this performance syllables derived from the botanic names of noxious weeds listed in the Wagga Wagga Tree Management Policy of 2001 were used, evoking the spirit of the Dada poets by offering a local/scientific/administrative list 'materializing as the power of sound, noise and tonal form, anchored in the very act of language itself' (R. Hausmann, The phonetic poem, Courrier Dada, Paris, 1958). Each individual performance varied between 10 and 20 minutes and they were performed in and around the gallery space accompanied by music selected and mixed by the performer. Performance (as recorded): 9 mins 28secs. duration 10-20 mins. Perf: Oct22&29, Nov 5,12, & 19, 2005
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga Art Gallery and surrounds
PublisherWagga Wagga Art Gallery
SizePerformance (as recorded): 9 mins 28secs. Duration 10-20 mins
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventConduit Exhibition - Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 30 Sep 200520 Nov 2005

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