05th of April 2021 -> 09th of April 2021
Original text in French
Dandruff / impatronize themselves, dictate the sentence, seize themselves in order to split themselves to the exhausted
Jails / are erected, are confused in artifices, are objectified by the space that one besieges of troubles
- / the endings vacillate, are irritated by their poetry, are insurgent against the perpetual, against the self, and, will die in some triumph
For my second residency at SABL, it will be appropriate to continue the reflections, already started during my first residency, around the cinematographic thing, the isolation and the time.
The performance will take place over 5 days.
It will involve watching extremely long films in their entirety every day.
The duration of these films varies between 7h30 and 14h approximately. The list of films is as follows:
- Le Tango de Satan, Béla Tarr, 1994, 7h30
- A l'ouest des rails, Wang Bing, 2003, 9h16
- Shoah, Claude Lanzmann, 1985, 10h13
- Out 1, Noli Me Tangere, Jacques Rivette, 1971, 20h30
- La flor, Mariano Llinás, 2018, 13h53
If the aforementioned themes necessarily enjoin the highlighting of our problematic relationship to the screens, our capacity of attention which is waning and the over-information, there does not lie the first intention of this performance. Indeed, my performances have for purpose to be perfectly anti-spectacular, to register in the anti-"spectaclist" filiation. To subject oneself to (observe) my performances is a waste of time insofar as they turn out to be completely unproductive. Unproductive because they tear themselves away from the spectacular time, they only serve to search for boredom and meaning through it. In breaths of a Weltanschauung which is objective, these performances are distilled. However, they will become insidiously in breaths of insanity: fatally anhelize in front of the incongruence between what strives to the disalienation and its inexorable production of the spectacular.
I've enacted a multitude of strict rules. No talking on the phone, no discussion other than about the details of the film, no interrupting the performance, one break per 3 hours of film (rather, take breaks in the film itself);
It will be allowed to sleep, to bring one's own food and to eat it (as long as it does not cause too much discomfort to the other spectators), to stand up to stretch one's legs, to smoke.
Some spectators may accompany me during the performance, but they will have the possibility to interrupt the experience at any time, or possibly to leave for a few hours and come back later.
I reserve the right, as guarantor of the state of the SABL, to evict people who do not comply with the rules set forth and communicated before each session.
[book] La société du spectacle, Guy Debord, 1967
[book] Boredom and Art: Passions of the Will to Boredom, Julian Jason Haladyn, 2015
[video] 0’00’’, John Cage, 1962
[img] Caverna dell'antimateria, Giuseppe « Pinot » Gallizio, 1959
[film] La Mort de Louis XIV, Albert Serra, 2016