Miserable, I hope you do too
2017 and 2018
Black Box Theatre, Oslo, 4hrs (top image)
Galleri Bokboden, Bergen, 3hrs (bottom image)
Part of the Time tapers to a point performance series of durational repetitive performances in which poems written by other people are repeated over several hours. As the recitations progress, I will introduce variations in to the revolutions: changing a line, giving a pause, marking a phrase or adding a word. With just one small variation, the whole of the intention or the aura of the poem can be transformed into something else. The plasticity of language through textual and vocal fluctuation can be explored almost endlessly in this manner, creating a communal experience of embodied reading. The meditative rhythm of the voice-as-mantra creates a sonic experience of the cycles of time, change, repetition and memory.
In this iteration, the poem Miserable, I hope you do too by Sam Riviere was used as original source material.