Performance, 12 original scores for solo violin, performance protocol and the right to stage the performance in consultation with the artist and gallery
Solo for Ayumi was conceived on occasion of Ari Benjamin Meyers' 2017 solo exhibition at Esther Schipper. Earlier that year, Meyers and German violinist Ayumi Paul engaged in a correspondence based on Paul’s life, forming the point of departure of Solo for Ayumi. From the approximately thirty letters that she sent him, Meyers chose twelve to which he responded by inscribing them with a multi-part score, composing both a musical portrait and abstraction of the violin player. Every day for the duration of the exhibition, Paul was present in the gallery space, enacting Meyers’ interpretation of her life on her violin.