A day in silence

 

Proposal

On December 4,

At dawn,

When birds will sing for the sunrise,

I will go and enter in silence at 8, avenue de Visé in Boisfort.
In a house emptied of its old inhabitants,
In the solitude of a room,
I’ll read
Eloge of silence without a voice.
I'll count the number of words "silence", "silences", "silently" ...

I'll extract them from the book.
Until this one empties itself of his/its silence/s.
Until this/these silence/s take shape differently in space.

It will be the end.

End of a day in silence.

 

This action is part of Pssst- a worldwide performance festival for silence and be silent, conceptualized and curated by Stefan US

 

Description of the action 

8.05 am:

Starting of the book's reading : « Eloge du silence » written by M.de Smedt

Cutting the silence in 2 steps : 

1. right-hand pages from the beginning to the end 

2. left-hand pages from the end to beginning.

Each word « silence » (or related to silene) is cutted, counted in a small notebook, placed on a wood's plate. 

End of action : 06.25pm 

ps: one mistake was done once during the cutting: the word "parler";)

 

Visual traces 

 





















 Photos © Béatrice Didier & Evamaria Schaller

 
Thanks to Alice de Visscher for hosting the project


 

								
				

 

 Into Your Life Strasbourg ‍

Ce 11 juillet, sur le pont qui relie Strasbourg en France et Kehl en Allemagne, il s'est agi d'écrire.

Le temps d'un instant avec une feuille d'arbre.

Le temps d'un instant pour traduire les sensations en mots, en phrases, en questions. 

Le temps d'un instant pour jouer à 3 lignes avec une règle des syllabes: 5,7,5... 

Le temps d'un instant pour être là, écrire, laisser les feuilles se poser ou suivre le cours du pont.

Le temps d'un instant pour rencontrer l'autre.

Le temps d'un instant au milieu des passants sur le Pont de l'Europe...

 

Into Your Life Strasbourg a été réalisé dans le cadre d' INACT Festival des Arts Mutants 2021 






                                                Photos : Christophe de Barry / Hans Lucas


DOE A YAE VI, 02/04/2021

 

DOE A YAE VI*  est une action créée le 02/04/2021 pour le lancement de TRANSNATION

 

TRANSNATION est une réponse nécessaire et immédiate aux menaces qui pèsent sur les vies et libertés démocratiques de nos collègues artistes, travailleur/ses culturel/les et personnes du monde entier. Nous manifestons notre solidarités envers celles et ceux qui, opprimé/es par des régimes autoritaires, luttent pour la démocratie et la justice sociale. Nous nous engageons à protéger les artistes, travailleur/ses de la culture et personnes contre toute forme de harcèlement et de répression étatiques. Nous défendrons les libertés civiles et défendrons la démocratie populaire.

A cette occasion, TRANSNATION demande à l'armée du Myanmar – exige l'armée du Myanmar - dont le coup d'Etat violent a l'intention de réinstaurer une dictature militaire – de mettre fin à leur brutalité ainsi qu'à la loi martiale.

 

* action Béatrice Didier - captation Geneviève Dufey 

HERE AND NOW (For Online CuerpAs International performance art festival )

 

Here and now....

Here is earth
Here is air
Here is water
Here is fire
Here is physical space

Here is my body
Here are my writing hands 
Here are my eyes looking to the paper
Here are my nostrils from which i can feel my breath
Here are my feets feeling the cold from the ground
Here are my painful ankles
Here are my shinbones
Here are my knees
Here are my legs
Here are my thighs
Here are my hips
Here is my vagina
Here are my buttocks
Here is my urinary bladder
Here is my belly and my belly button
Here is my stomach
Here is my diaphragm
Here is my intestine
Here is my pancreas
Here is my liver
Here is my colon
Here is my spleen
Here are my ribs 
Here are my chest and my breast
Here are my lungs
Here is my back and my spine
Here are my shoulders blades and my shoulders
Here are my armpits
Here are my arms
Here are my elbows
Here are my forearms
Here are wrists
Here are my hands and my fingers
And then here is my neck. With a congenital stiffneck
Here is my pharynx
Here are my lymph nodes
Here is my face
Here is  my noise
Here is my mouth
Here are my lips
Here are my teeths and my tongue
Here are my cheeks
Here are my eyes
Here are my eyebrows and my eyelashes
Here are my ears
Here are my hairs
Here is my brain with neurons
Here are sensations, emotions, movements and consciousness
Here is my hearth.
Here are beats of my hearth.
Here is the blood
4 to 5 liters of blood circulate in this body
A body which is here and now
Now is now, between past and future
Now is now, never was and will come back
Now is the moment to be alive
Alive
Alive
Alive
Alive
A body alive in a physical space connected to other bodies
A body alive in a physical space
A body which need to be
Let  the body to be
Let the body to become
Let the body to become and give
Let the body to feel
Let the body to act
Let the the body to slap
Let the body to look
Let the body to cook
Let the body to crock
Let the body to carry
Let the body to crack
Let the body to kick
Let the body to skip
Let the body to tickle
Let he body to listen
Let the body to tense
Let the body to danse
Let the body to dump
Let the body to pump
Let the body to plump
Let the body to plume
Let the body to lump
Let the body to limp
Let the body to climb
Let the body to clamp
Let the body to padd
Let the body to paddle
Let the body to punch
Let the body to crunch
Let the body to crush
Let the body to cry
Let the body to try
Let the body to fly
Let the body to flick
Let the body to kick
Let the body to rip
Let the body to reap
Let the body to weep
Let the body to wave
Let the body to shake
Let the body to sake
Let the body to seek
Let the body to speak
Let the body to sleep
Let the body to slip
Let the body to stick
Let the body to seed
Let the body to eat
Let the body to hit
Let the body to tap
Let the body to clap
Let the the body to pat
Let the body to squat
Let the body to scratch
Let the body to crash
Let the body to smash
Let the body to mash
Let the body to clash
Let the body to lash
Let the body to catch
Let the body to grasp
Let the body to grab
Let the body to grow
Let the body to grow up
Let the body to throw up
Let the body to throw
Let the body to draw
Let the body to craw
Let the body to maw
Let the body to know
Let the body to saw
Let the body the body to see
Let the body to sweat
Let the body to sit
Let the the body to think
Let the body to sink
Let the body to drink
Let the body to rink
Let the body to link
Let the body to blink
Let the body to clinck
Let the body to pinck
Let the body to be punk
Let the body to hunk
Let the body to gunk
Let the body to gump
Let the body to jump
Let the body to scrump
Let the body to trump not to be Trump
Let the body to run
Let the body to rant
Let the body to land
Let the body to plant
Let the body to plan
Let the body to play
Let the nody to pray
Let the body to lay 
Let the body to laugh
Let the body to love
Let the body to feel in love
Let the body to be in love


Let the body to be



To be here and now
Now
Now
Now
Now
Now
Now
(go from Now to No)
No
(go from No to Not)
Not
Not online
But here and now
Now
Waw;)

	Béatrice Didier, 19/10/2020, with the voice of Hester Draycott