l’homme (d’après Ponge) (2007)

l’homme (d’après Ponge) (2007)
fixed media, for acous­mat­ic sound dif­fu­sion

- per­formed at MANTIS-LICA fes­ti­val, Lan­cast­er, UK (2008)
- per­formed at MANTIS South-North fes­ti­val, Man­ches­ter, UK (2007)

une cer­taine vibra­tion de la nature s’appelle l’homme.” — from Notes pre­mières de l’‹‹homme››, Fran­cis Ponge.

An explo­ration of lived and observed human phys­i­cal­i­ty using frag­ments from an unfin­ished, frag­men­tary text by Fran­cis Ponge. The text explores a kind of cri­sis of being issu­ing from the thought that a per­son knows noth­ing about their phys­i­cal body (“Rien ne lui demeure plus étranger”); and yet it also side­lines sim­ple descrip­tion of this phys­i­cal­i­ty by putting a per­son as large­ly deter­mined and dom­i­nat­ed by com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent things than the sim­ple main­te­nance of their body.