NOTA: NOT, NOTES, NOTER (NOTA), NOT/A, is a research framework produced by Open Dialogues that presses on the time, place and quality of notes in relation to performance. NOTA is a performance for two artists, who make notes in front of an audience. The artists time and date stamp each note in an attempt to record the passage of thought, the labour of writing and the role of the writer. Each performance creates a set of documents which are collated into a chapter of NOTA, to be published as a standalone publication. NOTA will be complete when ten chapters have been published.
NOTA has been performed at SHOWTiME (London, 2012), Villa Romana (Florence, 2012) and Critics and Cocktails (Copenhagen, 2014). Chapter 1 was published in 2014 and launched at I’m With You at Performance Space, London.
Open Dialogues is a UK writing collaboration, founded in 2008 by Rachel Lois Clapham and Mary Paterson, that produces critical writing on and as performance. Previous projects include NOTAMOLESKINE (New Performance Festival Turku, Finland 2013), Overspill (Spill Festival of Performance London 2007 and 2009) and Writing Live (Performa Biennial New York 2007 and 2009). In 2012 Open Dialogues launched NOTA: a framework for research that presses on the time, place and quality of notes in relation to performance. NOTA takes the form of performance, exhibitions and a book published in 10 chapters. NOTA Chapter 1 was published in 2013.
photo by Open Dialogues