Emptying museum

Series: 
Echécothérapie
Performance type: 
Performance Lecture
Free tags: 
poésie
échecs
Creator: 
Bruno Mendonça
Performer: 
Bruno Mendonça
Sylvain Di Liberto
Witness: 
Paule Stoppa
Jacques Simonelli
Theoretical background: 

The concept of "chess therapy" (also "failure therapy") is a therapeutic approach which will be continued in two nursing homes in Pergomas, as well as in a Parisian hospital as recreation for the young patients. The data will be refined in the course of various interventions with blind people and with autistic youth, for whom a dance following a game of chess allowed them to reposition themselves socially.

Occurence: 

enregistrement de la performance

Virginie Blondel
Synopsis / Description: 
enregistrement de la performance
Performances: 
Objets: 

texte découpé de "Musée se vidant"

Technique description référence: 
texte découpé de "Musée se vidant"

objets utilisés lors de la performance: plateau, pendule, jeu d'échecs

Technique description référence: 
objets utilisés lors de la performance: plateau, pendule, jeu d'échecs

mobilier utilisé lors de la performance: fauteuils et table noire

Technique description référence: 
mobilier utilisé lors de la performance: fauteuils et table noire
Documents: 

textes lus

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
textes lus
MENDON

invitation envoyée par internet.

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
invitation envoyée par internet.
MENDON

programme de la Maison de la Poésie de Grasse.

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
programme de la Maison de la Poésie de Grasse.
MENDON

ughes.podemus.com -> site non référencé...

Type: 
Presse
Technique description référence: 
ughes.podemus.com -> site non référencé...

documents préparatoires: dessin, plan, texte

Type: 
Manuscrit
Technique description référence: 
documents préparatoires: dessin, plan, texte
MENDON
Description: 

I read four texts while seated on a black table, dressed in black. The tone is dry, brittle, and then softer for the last text. Sylvain (Di Liberto) and I move two large red leather armchairs and place the table perpendicular to the public. A game of chess is set up; the clock is set to 6 minutes per side (reading included). The sixteen white squares empty at the beginning of the games are covered with sixteen fragments of the same poem, “Emptying museum,” allocated randomly. The computer printout of the poem fragments was calculated to obtain 5 cm squares of text. The beginning of the performance had begun with an explanation of the rules to be followed:
1) Each time a piece or pawn lands on a white square, or during a capture on a white square, the player must calmly read the fragment of text within the allotted time.
2) Each piece touched must be played.
We play a Sicilian E4-C5 match.
Thirteen readings are performed during the twelve minutes of the performance.
I win within the time and capture a piece before the flag drops.