Score for Sharing Negativity

(Carte blanche for brutal honesty.)

Express—in the most honest possible way and without trying to be clever—negative thoughts about the situation that you are in:

Insecurities, doubts, frustrations, problems, fears, existential crises, negative qualities that often are not expressed, those hidden thoughts that you would usually dare not say, that which you feel uncomfortable about saying publicly, including difficult issues that have to do with money and work conditions…

Try to mold those strange feelings into words; even if this means being very critical of your peers and the situation that you are part of.

In fact be as critical as possible.

It doesn’t matter if you are unsure or if you don't know exactly what to say. Just follow your negative train of thought.

Don’t prepare beforehand.

Take your time.

You can express these thoughts under your own name, a pseudonym, or without a name.

Record these thoughts and make them public.1

1 This score is written by Mattin and collectively edited by the Casco team and contributors to the exhibition and study program We Are the Time Machines: Time and Tools for Commoning in Utrecht. The first performance takes place at the opening, 14 November, 15:00 hrs and it will last till the end of the exhibition on 13 March 2016. The recorded audio file will be updated weekly and uploaded to It will also be available via Casco’s website: Both the score and the recorded material are anti-copyright. Anybody can do anything they want with this material.