John Baldessari (b. 1931)
Script (1974)
1974, 50:25 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Script is the opposite of an improvisational exercise. Seven couples, all amateurs, are handed pages from random movie scripts and instructed to enact the absurd text through force of imagination, without direction or knowledge of what the others are doing.

Thanks to: Jill Ciment, Ilene Segalove, Terry Tomberlin, Kim Hastreiter, Dede Bazyk, Star Marks, Susan Davis, Arnold Mesches, David Salle, Jim Welling, James Robertson, Michael Marks, Steve Galloway. -- EAI

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