Reading-performance of a synonymic version of a text by Georges Perrec

Conception and interpretation Fanny de Chaillé 
Production diffusion Isabelle Ellul

Duration 20 minutes

Created in 2001


The origin of the project is the little known text of Georges Perec, which I stumbled on by chance, and an incongruous idea: to transcribe this text with synonyms while respecting the original meaning.

A performance imposes itself fast to the artist. The rewritten version will be read while the original text of Perec scrolls, as a generic, on a screen, and this in a precise way, simultaneously. The meaning of the text is disturbed, or enriched, by both the transcript and the multiplication of sources: while the audience hears a voice giving a version of the text, a text which means roughly the same thing scrolls on a screen. Suddenly, the oral transcript switches to nonsense, the logic semantics is no longer respected, a crazy race established between the read text and that which is given to see.