MantraCash

As, in the old days, women walked while knitting or spinning as they were watching herds, I walk around (a field, a public square) reading out loud from a roll made of cash slips glued together.

performance ‘in progress’

The performance is to be :

– durational (from 1 to 4 hours)
– with an audience or on my own in a field

About the performance:

Dressed in a tunic and a head scarf, specially made for this work, I read out loud the content from a roll I made of cash slips glued to each other. The way of reading evolves from a regular reading to singing. I use my voice in different ways. The rhythm of the reading gradually clinches to the movements of my body, my inner state of mind and the sounds of the surrounding sounds.

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  • The performance with and audience:

At the start, I introduce the performance to the audience and distribute a cash slips to each of the persons present. I invite the audience to read from the slip as I myself have come into my own reading. The performance will enfold itself and take shape in relation with this setting which can take different directions depending of the place and the audience.
The performance can be created in a public square, a mall or a stage in a cultural institution..

The video of the performance is private and can be provided on demand (abtffn at gmail com)

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  • Among herds in a field:

«The field where sheep graze, in front of this mountain is meant to be one of the arena for the performance ‘MantraCash’.
As, in the old days, women walked while knitting or spinning as they were watching herds, I plan to walk around this same field, holding the cash slips roll and unfold it as I progress in the reading of it’s content.
The performance in the field is to be durational, and the reading ment to become like a mantra, an infinite poem. The tune and rhythms of the reading will evolve and become part of my body movements, my state of mind, and the surrounding sounds of nature.»

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