A score is both a record, and proposition; carrying a performance (action, intention) across time and place. The aeriform archive site is a score, or perhaps, it is a holding place for scores of scores...
Here is one score, in written form, carrying an act of wet breath exchange across time and across bodies. Perform it, pause with it, pass it on. Share your own score with us.
wet breath exchange: a score
Sit, or stand comfortably. Observe your own breathing. Be aware of the air; its temperature, its density. Feel the sensation of it passing through your nostrils. Feel it glide down your oesophagus. Notice it enter your lungs, and linger, as a whorl; an eddy. Imagine you are not taking air, but accepting it. Listen to the air around you; breath giving presence, holding matter and memory, holding motion, holding you. Pay attention to the breeze. Driven by pressure pockets and planetary forces, shifting the air around you. Each breeze and breath is a transformative act of energetic exchange. In time, allow your breath to become audible, as an acknowledgement of the air you are receiving. Breathe slowly.
This fog is a body; formed and unfurled, dispersed and returned, by a meteorological and geological milieu. Katabatic winds carry moisture over the Derwent Valley hills, and the heavy air lingers in the valley basin. A convergence. Consider the Jerry; its qualities, its conditions. Consider where it begins and where it ends. Give your attention to a single, suspended molecule of water, formed around a microscopic particle of dust. Imagine where that particle was picked up by the wind; a mountaintop, a midlands road, a paper mill stack. This liquid droplet (light as air) is one in a cluster, among many thousand of peripheral clusters of moisture - molecules meeting, collating matter and memory, just for a moment, before they continue their circulatory journey (waterbody to watery-body), as they have in many forms for millennia. The Bridgewater Jerry performs a slow-suspension, exhale-iteration of the Derwent River's flow below. You are invited to join in. Our human bodies remember that we were once fish. The alveolar fluid that lines our lungs seeps into the atmosphere with each breath we emit, and our bodies are spread with the breeze. To breathe with/in the Jerry is to perform an embodied exchange. Giving and receiving through liquid lungs; watery bodies taking turns to hold and be held with/in the other.
Inhale // receive // embody (in stillness)
Exhale // give // co-embody (in motion)
If you cannot see the Jerry, imagine where she is within the hydrological cycle (body to body to body).