Breaking from Actions that are Executed with Guiltless Precision (Text Performance)
Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Aug 2016
This work is an ongoing detective auto-fiction which I have been drafting since my stay in Beirut.
The text is a probe into writing in the absence of a human writer--Needless to say it fails where it meets the confines of the alphabetic code. The proper condition for the text, therefore, is to be read-out-loud by an operator-autobiographer. The form of reading-performance is as well employed in order to consider writing as a medium for human mutation: In writing “I” tend to distract myself, as the self is being perpetually reorganized within the text.