Changing my name

Performance type: 
geste
Creator: 
Ben
Performer: 
Ben
Francis Mérino
Bibliographical sources: 
in catalogue Quelques idées et gestes de Ben, 31 juillet-15 août 1970, Galerie De la Salle, p.13
Producer: 
Ben
Occurence: 
Description: 

“At a reception at Marcel Alocco’s place in 1968, being exasperated to hear the way in which my name was pronounced, I decided to change my name. So Francis Mérino opened a directory randomly and my finger fell on the name: Chamayou. The next day I printed business cards with this name.”