POWERFUL SECRETS

For an hour I quietly waited inside a plinth in an otherwise empty gallery, a working fan on top provided the only sound. At exactly 8pm I started a countdown on a megaphone from 10 to 0, at 0 I started cutting out a triangular hole. Once the hole was big enough I stuck the megaphone through and delivered a free-form text using various vocal techniques. The text included personal stories, quotes from famous people, song lyrics, and various strange vocal interludes. Once the speech was over I activated the siren mode on the megaphone and attempted to stand up in the plinth and walk out. It took a few tries and considerable effort to get my cramped legs to respond, but eventually I succeeded and left the gallery.

The performance was part of the Element.a project curated by Chrystèle Moulun Casanova.

Photos by Laure Catugier, video by Element.a

Full audio of the performance 21:45 (loud at the beginning and end)

 

Second performance of the evening, the collaborative “Hausordnungstopia”, was presented directly after “Powerful Secrets”.

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