The project initiated by artist and filmmaker Beatrice Gibson and typographer Will Holder, based on the eponymous score written by Cornelius Cardew in 1967.
In 2010, a production process was instigated by filmmaker Beatrice Gibson and typographer Will Holder, with the intention of using British composer Cornelius Cardew's musical score The Tiger's Mind as a means of producing speech. Since the score concerns the changing relations between six characters in production, practitioners from other fields (musicians and visual artists) were invited to three conversations at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Kunstverein in Amsterdam, and CAC Brétigny.
After each conversation, a printed document was made and distributed amongst the characters, to serve as a score for subsequent conversations. Any other ends would be found in conversation. After some time it became clear that a film would be made: Beatrice Gibson's The Tiger's Mind. This book is a document of its making.
Beatrice Gibson (born 1978) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Investigating the utterances that form people and place, Gibson's practice explores voice, speech, collective production and the problems of their representation. Employing the score as a paradigm for production, Gibson's film scripts are developed through open ended compositional structures, that are, to varying degrees, given over to a collective apparatus. Subsequent material is then edited into a form of notation to be restaged. The resulting films, meticulous and formal portraits of exisiting landscapes and the voices that inhabit them, work to complicate notion of document. Her last film made in collaboration with Alex Waterman, A Necessary Music, won the Tiger Award for best short at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2009