Tuesday, May 6, 2008

about the performances

the outcome of each performance was different and very interesting.
in the first minutes we chatted a little bit and i ensured that each person had the right environment at home. a lot of participants were alone, but some people asked me to listen to the story with someone else, which created a deeper communal sense. one participant didn't have microphone, so we could only interact by chat. this was very strange because i had no immediate feedback, like sounds of movement, breathing or sighing.
in general participants were people that i never met before, but there were also some friends. from the people i never met before some further contact was established by email- either to know about the stories i read or to ask more about my work. one of this contacts lead to an invitation to participate in an artistic project.

Monday, February 18, 2008


the stories that i read were both in english and in portuguese, depending on the choice of the listener.

i read excerpts of the following books:
- in english

The Nightingale, by Hans Christian Andersen
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, by Simone de Beauvoir
A Hunger Artist, by Kafka
The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
The Story of the Merchant and the Jinni, In One Thousand and One Nights

- in portuguese

Ontem, de Agota Kristof
Memórias de Uma Menina Bem-Comportada, de Simone de Beauvoir
Orfeu e Eurídice, In Mitologia de Edith Hamilton
A Hora do Diabo, de Fernando Pessoa
O Artista da Fome, Kafka
O Pequeno Príncipe, de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry