This is BATS (Being Alone Together Scores), a collaborative project in which individual gestures enact art as a vital part of life. We devise this social situation, by inviting people to be the core of the project.
Each of the ﬁve artists creates ‘Scores’, a direct appeal to active participation. The scores are simple instructions that may be experienced by whoever wishes to participate. We share our scores from their intimate circle to friends, acquaintances, opening up to a wider participation. The project aims at the experience and most of all socialization. Therefore, there can be no failed, unresolved, or boring participations, because all are equally essential to the task of revitalising the social bond. Intending to communicate, the person who is given a score can give theirs to another or multiple people to experience. The scores will have an online existence, nevertheless they are intended to be shared face-to-face when possible. Additionally, they will also be distributed online from the Score-Generator on the group’s website. An approachable amount of time to experience the activity should be about 30 minutes. Eventually, thoughts and reactions from the score may be shared between the participants, the artists and the public. Simple documentation of your experience is encouraged, like a photo, a writing, a short video, to help start a conversation. Documentation will not be shared on any social media platform without your desire of doing so, since we embrace the actual experience, disregarding making an action to just be exposed.
By means of this exchange, we hope to activate among those joining us a spark beyond the passive ‘presenter-spectator’ relationship. We would like to interest people, to reduce the inhibitions, to relax you. We invite you kindly to participate. We want you to aim towards interaction with other people. We want to develop in a person a strength of perception and action. A person conscious of his power of action, yet confronted with mystiﬁcations, restrictions, the unknown, will however be able to make his own ‘revolution’ starting from themselves and likely, from a simple score for Being Alone Together.