Self Interview (2001)



By and with: Xavier Le Roy
Duration: 40 minutes, no intermission
Production: in situ productions and Le Kwatt
With the support from: TanzWerkstatt-Berlin, Podewil-Berlin and the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur

"Self Interview" is a performance set up to reflect on some critics and questions produced during and after the project "E.XT.E.N.S.I.O.N.S.#1".
It was conceived as a kind of introduction to other projects presented in the frame work of the evenings titled "E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S#2.7" in Berlin at the Podewil on the 7th, 9th & 10th of December 2000.

This performance is also performed within other theatrical contexts and conference situations.
The set for the performance is made out of a square table, a chair and a ghetto-blaster put on the table. The performer seats at the table with the text (Self Interview) and a pile of fliers with some statements on games (see end of the text). The audience is invited to take place around the table and the performer start by seating at the table and plays the tape which is in the tape player and asks the questions (the Y part) to the ghetto blaster which answers (the part X of the text). This continues until the change of tape before the answer X23. After this (second tape) the questions and answers are all spiked by the ghetto blaster. Shortly after X 23 the performer stand up and distributes the fliers to the audience and take place within the audience, listening to the text until the end.

Les Lignes du corps - Valenciennes, France

"Moving Thoughts", LOFFT Theater - Leipzig, Germany

Mousonturm - Francfort, Germanye