While Kaprow’s works from the original Public Spirit festival, E X E R C I S E and T E A M*, were not on his list of works to be re-invented, the Estate of Allan Kaprow has generously made this score available as an alternative to be re-invented as part of Spirit Resurrection.
The score below appears courtesy of the Estate of Allan Kaprow and Hauser &Wirth. Special thanks to Tamara Bloomberg for her assistance in this project.
1) Two persons are matched, and will appear at
an address at a certain time.
They’ll be directed to a room. On a table,
lying on a plate, is some bread. On another
plate are some dollar bills.
One Person takes the bread. The other, the money.
2) Whoever takes the bread leave the house and, by
breaking the bread into tiny bits, drops a trail of
crumbs to somewhere, and waits.
Whoever takes the money waits ten minutes, then
goes outside to follow the trail of bread crumbs.
While following the trail, the dollar bills are torn
into tiny bits like the bread crumbs, and are dropped
along the way.
The two persons meet if possible; but both will return
to the house within exactly 45 minutes of their arrival.
3) The two will be directed to a room. On a table are two
plates as before, with bread and money on them, respectively.
One person will give the bread to the other. The other will
give the money.
Note: there is usually no need for prior guidance in such pieces as this. But
since I will not see the participants beforehand, one condition may be urged: notice everything!
At 10:30pm there will be a review and discussion. This is part of the piece.