Part of the performances series Outside Lectures
The performer faces a TV set, listening to it through headphones, with the public unable to see the screen, live each evening on TF1, for the fifteen minute slot between the commercials and the beginning of the TV news, from 7.50 to 8.05 pm. Her brief is to precisely repeat all the words spoken and describe all the images seen, which is physically impossible. The writing is defined in mid-air, in real time, in the tension felt between an “available brain” and a content coming from without, always imposed, never chosen.
Recording on October 25th 2008 – TF1 live 7:50 to 8:03 pm
See also the critical texts about Outside Lectures, and the text About Closed Circuit. Related to : Outside Lectures, Foreign Office, The Right Distance, Residency, Ready Mixed, Frost, Sentinel. Photographs Frédéric Nauczyciel and Alexandre Nollet. See also the Credits page.