Breaking from Actions that are Executed with Guiltless Precision (Text Performance)

link: https://vimeo.com/176852447

"Open Studios" Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Aug 2016

“H: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” is an ongoing detective auto-fiction which I have been drafting since my stay in Beirut.

The text is principally a probe into writing in the absence of a human writer - it consequently fails where it meets the confines of the alphabetic code. For this reason, I assume that the proper condition for the text is to be read-out-loud by an operator (autobiographer) and to be dismissed afterwards. The reading-performance here is also 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.