Silencio

Creator: 
Alexandra Guillot
Performer: 
Alexandra Guillot
Theoretical background: 
Going from the literary to the plastic.
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Places: 
Starting date: 
07 01 2011
2 heures
Topology: 
Producer: 
Anne Séchet
Adress: 
Place du Château
Cagnes-sur-Mer
France
Description: 
I sit behind a table with a Silencio paper shredder [the choice of the model name is intentional, NDLR]. Silently, without looking at the audience, I shred blank sheets of paper that symbolize the potentiality of words. A pile of white strips forms under the table. [When the audience speaks to Alexandra Guillot, she invariably answers, “I often shred blank.” Before inserting each sheet in the machine, she carefully looks it over as if reading a text line by line, NDLR]