One writes and in the end the letters burn somewhere along the way
Performance, 20', 2016
Language: German and English
A work with Michael Beron and Sam Parfitt
One writes and in the end the letters burn somewhere along the way is a collaborative performance and research project which investigates the mechanisms and desires at play when looking at historical material. It revolves around a collection of letters written by a German soldier during World War II. Through a series of encounters it establishes a fragmentary, polyphonic and at times contradictory setting, in which the performers share the material but also compete to have it in their hands and to give it voice – consuming its private, literal meaning and analyzing it as cultural artifact or fetish.
The piece was first developed during the workshop Body / Language / Archive, organised by Mikub e.V in Berlin-Weißensee in May 2016.
Photo credit: © Axel Lambrette