RSVP Score for the University Art Museum, Berkeley. 1971
[Halprin Workshops]. Halprin, Lawrence, et al. RSVP Score for the University Art Museum, May 27, 1971. Berkeley, CA: n.p., 1971. Collaborative score for a Halprin workshop at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, approx. 13 x 22 in., heavily creased at three primary folds, additional wear and markings, small stain verso, overall good.
The RSVP cycles were developed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and his wife Anna Halprin, a pioneering avant-garde choreographer, as a way of comparing and evaluating elements in a collaborative events; it enabled communities to cross-reference time, participants, sound, events, and spaces. This score documents an evening workshop organized by the Halprins, with the experimental San Francisco Dancers Workshop (founded by Anna), Dara Birnbaum (while she was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute), and Berkeley’s Architecture Department. Projects discussed at the event include the Halprin projects Sea Ranch and Denver Skyline Park, as well as the Berkeley student union, parades, an MIT movie, Fort Worth, and the Seattle freeway.