The Silencing of the World (working title)
The Silencing of the World (working title) focuses on the relationship between collective practices of attention and the silencing of nature, or, the narrations that we, as humankind, create around it and the sounds we decide to select from it. Through a performative and participatory strategy, The Silencing of the World (working title) engages the audience in a collective reflection: how can we collectively approach the sounds of a world that is dying? How can we imagine a future beyond those sounds?
The performance raises these questions, by reconnecting to the tradition of storytelling3. Traveling from city to city, the storyteller transforms raw experiences of himself and others into stories. These stories hold the middle between an individual experience and an objective fact.4 They are experiences that can be shared, feelings that can become communal. Therefore, the storyteller plays a crucial role in the transformation of a group of listeners into a community.