Scores for Daily Living | Act II

eight drawing tools, chalk, durational performance

In this dynamic week long project of the Canadian artist Emma Waltraud Howes, Scores for Daily Living performances organically flow into discussions with curators, a workshop about rhythm and gravity, and a screening of video documentation.

Howes artistic practice intertwines choreography with performance, video, sculpture, sound and various 2D media. Her works are based on observing gestures that spark public interventions, kinesthetic and architectural research. Expanding the principles of choreographic practice, Howes takes drawing as a basic component, graphically fixating performance in a score which then can be interpreted by orchestras, dancers and public. The performance will find its next step at the Cultural Center ZIL in Moscow, this multi cultural space located in a constructivist building – an epitome of Soviet ideas for communal living and interconnection enriched by a modern desire to make different types of experience accessible to wide audiences. Such environment offers further exploration possibilities for the Scores to evolve and involve diverse layers of physical and ethical contact, inviting Moscovites to become a driving part in creating the performance composition.


  • Camera and Edit : Masha Pavlova
  • Photographer: Valeriya Titova
  • Graphic Design : Kate Umnova
  • Curated by: Margarita Osepyan

Exhibition History

  • Scores for Daily Living
    ZIL Cultural Center
    Moscow, RU


This presentation was supported through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Canadian Embassy in Moscow.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.