Scripted Conversations 2009-Ongoing
Spoken script, text, audio

Flávia scripts deadpan everyday questions (and responses) she wants to ask people before meeting them, exploring how it effects conversations. Sections are memorised, other times the script is read from directly, at no point hiding the process.



Haven't seen you for a long time!!!!

Did you have a nice day?

Patrick told me you may have a Norwegian film that I can borrow.

Do you buy films?

I never thought I would say that but going to the cinema is becoming more and more redundant to me. It is too expensive! If I can’t find the film at the video shop I go to the NFT.

Are you still not buying books? Did you catch up with unread books?

I listened to a discussion IS THE UNDERGROUND OVER? which was really interesting. Do you think it is over? I liked the discussion about the internet self expression.

For how long have you known James?


Hey, you said you can teach me how to make that ‘mayo’ sauce, I would love to learn. It could be a swap, for the ‘Scorsãsë’ book! What do you think?

Did you have a nice day?

(say if she asks)

I wrote-down specific questions I wanted to ask each person tonight. It is huge the amount of words, ideas, and expressions you exchange in one evening, without thinking. I wanted to make it formal, also so I don't get caught-up on any emotional turmoil.

Scripted Conversations:
Installation view Verb: to read and write
exhibition, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 2010
Audio from script read by automatic
computer voice, text, headphone