performances as the part of the Spoken Word Exhibition
Wednesday 19.3. at 6 pm, 7pm
Dittrichova 9, Praha 2
6pm, Tomáš Vaněk Particip No. 80
Tomáš Vaněk Particip no. 80, Come and become a part of, a group declamation - the method of a group recital in which the individual participants independently of each other, out loud or silently, quickly or slowly,
rhythmically or chaotically declaim an assigned weakness for 3 to 5 minutes. The entire process is recorded. At the end, each of the participants obtains an audio recording - an attempt at a collective recital of a sentence form using the smallest organisational units of speech.
at 7 pm, Raimundas Malasauskas: '2 or 3 things I know about books'
‘2 or 3 things I know about books’ is based on the famous scene from Jean Luc Godard’s ‘2 or 3 things I know about her’, where two readers are seated on a table covered with books, randomly reading sentences and paragraphs from randomly selected books.
In this performance, a reader selects randomly from the pile of books present on the table paragraphs to be
read, whilst the other protagonist is writing on a laptop, not handwriting, the text transmitted online in real time.
Assuming that the person who is reading (as well as the one that is writing) is doing some reinterpretation of the text while adding bits and pieces from the memory or from the heart, and the same applying to the person writing, this performance becomes an artistic act on the part of the both, generating live a composite new text based on chance, movement and knowledge.
Spoken Word Exhibition
Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, James Lee Byars,Nick Currrie, Douglas Coupland, Karl Holmqvist, Maurizio Nannucci, Yoko Ono, Mai-Thu Perret, Emilio Prini, Tomáš Vaněk, Lawrence Weiner, Ian Wilson
opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, 6 pm
opening hours: Tue – Sun, 12:00 –18:00
tranzitdisplay, Dittrichova 9/337, Praha 2, 120 00, ČR
main partner: Česká spořitelna a.s., Erste Group