Pedestals

Performance type: 
Performance
Poésie sonore
Free tags: 
poésie
écriture
balle de golf
Description: 

A table, a series of white pedestals. Olympia Alberti reads a texts with a microphone. Bruno Mendonça slowly emerges from the right where the pedestals are located. With bold markers, he traces the names that he heard in the poetess’ texts. Horizontally, vertically. He climbs onto the pedestals, he writes backwards with his left hand. He comes back down, pours two bottles of Perrier water into an electric kettle, and makes Perrier tea. He offers one cup to Olympia and comes down to offer the others to people in the audience by climbing over the seats. He climbs back on stage, unfolds a red folding chair that he puts next to Olympia, who changes the text. Bruno Mendonça then brings out golf balls that he covers with fragments of Olympia Alberti texts, using white glue. Then Olympia covers the pedestals with other writings, while Bruno Mendonça reads one of her texts. They arrange the pedestals on the table, Bruno Mendonça wraps a sleeping bag around himself and attaches it with the elastic bands and a belt. Like a kamikaze, he slips in between the two pedestals, as Olympia closes the sarcophagus, still reading a text. Bruno Mendonça emerges a minute later, gets on the table and gets on the table and “disembowels” himself with a box cutter. Stuffing pours out of the sleeping bag ; Bruno Mendonça grabs it and brandishes it like a flag. We evacuate the table, each person places a pedestal facing the audience, puts the golf balls on top and, with clubs, sends the balls covered in writing into the audience.

Creator: 
Bruno Mendonça
Performer: 
Bruno Mendonça
Olympia Alberti
Witness: 
Jean-Pierre Jusnot
Bibliographical sources: 
in Bruno Mendonça, Bibliothèques fractales, Musée de Cagnes sur Mer, 2006
Occurence: 
Objets: 
Documents: 

carton d'invitation

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
carton d'invitation
MENDON

Nice Matin, 2006

Type: 
Presse
Technique description référence: 
Nice Matin, 2006

dessin préparatoire

Type: 
Manuscrit
Technique description référence: 
dessin préparatoire
MENDON