Publik

Description: 
Ladies and Gentlemen.

From the time you have realized the full significance of this text and the curtain is open, you, as well as all the spectators present, will be proper actors in Publik.

Publik is an undetermined play, you are fee to leave or stay. You are fully responsible for your gestures and words.

The play will last one hour.

All the reactions, even the most minor and unperceivable are part of Publik, the looks, the people turning around, the uncertainties, departures, groups, thoughts, laughs, impatience, tension.

The author specifies that this is in no way a hoax.

Have a good evening.
Creator: 
Ben
Robert Erébo
Performer: 
Ben
Robert Erébo
Théâtre Total
Producer: 
Ben
Theoretical background: 
Publik is a theater play conceived and written by Ben and Erébo in November 1962 at the Taverne Alsacienne, rue Hôtel des Postes in Nice. At the time Ben completely ignored La Monte Young's work and mainly the 1960 #6 composition, very similar to Publik.
Occurence: 
Documents: 

Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben
Ben
Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben
Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben

Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben
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Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben
Ben, Robert Érébo | trace de la performance "Publik", 1965 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012, Robert Érébo | courtesy Ben