BEATRICE GIBSON, A scripted-talk on the script and the score
Beatrice Gibson describes her practice as "exploring ideas around sound, sociality, collective production and the problems of representation."* The processes or methodologies around the development of A Necessary Music (2008), for example - a film about modernist housing that explores the "social imaginary" through texts written by the residents of Roosevelt Island - hinge on an open process of communication and enquiry. In this way, the script or score forms a structure and a methodology for the work but rather than this being a closed form it is radically open so that textual structures and sound become a way of exploring site and the processes inherent in and around that site.
* Email correspondence with the artist, May 2010.