For one day, during library opening hours, beholders are ushered into a hall and invited to lie down, close their eyes, and become immersed in a collective tactile experience. Surrounded by blankets, pillows, different kinds of fabric, stones, and other objects, performers weave a non-verbal narrative between bodies using touch and sound. Through this, what the beholder feels and imagines, the states of sleep and wakefulness, are blurred to enable a different regime of images to appear. Each session can accommodate ten beholders who are welcome to stay and watch the next session.
Developed in partnership with La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel through Corpus, an international network for performance-related work and with La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec
Originally conceived by Jean Philippe Derail, Julie Laporte, and Myriam Lefkowitz
Saturday 24 November 2018
University of Amsterdam Library
Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam