A Liter of Pommard

Free tags: 
alcool
Creator: 
Ben
Performer: 
Ben
Bibliographical sources: 
in Reg' Art, mai 1977
Producer: 
Ben
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Documents: 

Page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977

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Page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977
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Ben | trace de la performance "Un litre de Pommard", 1972 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy Noël Dolla

page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977
DOLLA_
page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977
Ben | trace de la performance "Un litre de Pommard", 1972 | page publiée dans la revue Reg'Art de Ben, mai 1977 | © DR | courtesy Noël Dolla

Texte dactylographié et photographie décrivant la performance "Un litre de pommard", 1972

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Texte dactylographié et photographie décrivant la performance "Un litre de pommard", 1972 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste
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Texte dactylographié et photographie décrivant la performance "Un litre de pommard", 1972 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste
Texte dactylographié et photographie décrivant la performance "Un litre de pommard", 1972 | © Ben - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | courtesy de l'artiste
Description: 
Arrive on stage and drink a liter of Pommard 1972. See what happens. This play I directed at the Théâtre de Nice during the first Mardi de la création calls for explanation: I have three things to say about it:

1 Having drunk and drinking having quickly gone to my head the day after upon waking I no longer remembered some things I had said to my entourage.

This loss of control – which I should have expected, I did not like it.

Having as a principle, in my everyday life, to be responsible for my words.

2 These personal considerations are not taken into consideration at all for me on the value of the play in the scope of research for new theater, where I find it positive because a successful example of the border art/life.

3 I had planned that the les Mardi de la création would be a place where we would try things out and not a place of consecration. My play as an experiment entered this scope.

Among the reaction received after this play here is one, Goalec's.

Goalec: "It is above all the Mardis de la recreation (Recreation Tuesdays), a childish evening for a grown up. Ben has again mistaken the target. He should have organized a children matinee, with snack and hoopla. He can be excused, his marketing service being on strike. We were served an unpalatable story from the star undergoing a change of life putting on airs on the microphone and dubious confidences. A show that no longer makes us laugh, light years away from creation."