Inspired by musical scores and how sound can be physically transcribed, The Score considers how the emerging art trend of cross-disciplinary works might be further explored through colour, performance and other unexpected creative formats. As dance, music and vocal performance become increasingly often featured in visual works, The Score highlights artworks that shift between disciplines and defy our experiential expectations.
Taking up the full three floors of the Ian Potter Museum of Art, this significant international group exhibition presents numerous and varied examples of music and dance notation — from medieval manuscripts to paintings being 'played' by musical ensembles, hand gestures communicating sound and translating a ballerina's emotive diary into choreography. Throughout this exhibition you'll experience how visual metaphors can reinterpret sound, presenting new experiences for your eyes and ears.
The Score runs from Tuesday, August 1 until Sunday, November 5 at the Ian Potter Museum of Art.