README.2nd

readme2ndOortocht combines the theme of reading with slow movement for README.2nd. A performer crosses the space at very low pace. The short distance of a metre takes him hours. Meanwhile he reads aloud, at normal speed, from Brandon LaBelle’s Handbook for the itinerant, reflecting on walking, borders, time and space.

The audience is welcome to choose it’s own role in the performance. It can watch from afar, come up close and listen to the words, or join in the meditative slow movement. This performance was created for De Lange Nacht at Factor44 in Antwerp. It lasted 3 hours – then the book was finished.

 

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