Creating Silence 1

Series: 
Créer du silence
Performance type: 
event
happening
Creator: 
Robin Decourcy
Performer: 
Lina Hentgen
Theoretical background: 
creating as much silence as possible in the context of noise or talking. Cinematic influences Festen and Lolita.
Occurence: 
Starting date: 
2002
5 minutes
Topology: 
Organization: 
Background: 
during the exhibition Import-Export, from January 26, 2002 to March 31, 2002 at the Villa Arson.
Adress: 
20, avenue Stephen Liégeard
Galerie Carré, dans l’installation de Fransje Killaars
Nice
France
Description: 
A beautiful young woman, wearing sunglasses (in the style of Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita) was sitting on the floor, on one hand, in a lascivious way. She picked up a glass (grenadine style) in front of her, knocked on it with a spoon (as in Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen when someone wanted to speak) until there was silence in the exhibition space. Once there was silence, she put down the glass and resumed her original position. The sound of people talking gradually came back.