Voicing Pieces proposes to regard the act of speaking while simultaneously listening to one’s own voice, as a performance. One’s own voice becomes the site of the event. One’s own voice becomes a spectacle, a fascination or a surprise. Isn’t the own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? As the audience listens to their own voice in the frame of a small-size-theater-device, they experience that they have the power to act through their voice, but, more importantly, that their voice acts through them.
By creating a categorical and temporal shortcut between one’s own physical action and its perception, and, by undermining the binary differences between active and passive, performer and audience, Voicing Pieces proposes a fragmented model of subjectivity, as well as a particular means of participation.
Premiere: 27-28 August Tanznacht Berlin