Brandon LaBelle

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Conversation Piece

The performance is imagined as a narrative in the making: the audience enters and is invited to listen to the empty room – is there anything there? Something starts to appear, to gather in the corners, to fill the walls. The audience whispers to each other: no, there is nothing… and they start to move around, to write on the walls, trying to capture this silence, to express it, to fill the space with writing, markings.

In addition, a set of headphones is provided with a series of recordings made of people dancing while listening to music on headphones: the audio can function as another space to enter, a soundtrack to one's own moving, a secondary choreography to this one.

Performed at O'Artoteca, Milano
June 2010