durational performance: 2 hours
"Infr’Action: International Festival of Performance Art"; Marché aux puces; Sète, France. 2011
Passersby join me - barefoot - in a barrel of grapes; our headphones afford us a certain solitude amidst the bustling street market.
In each others’ arms, squishing plump berries between our toes, we listen to Merleau-Ponty in his 1948 lecture, 'Exploration of the Perceived World: Sensible Objects.'
"...It is the sourness of the lemon that is yellow, it is the yellow of the lemon that is sour. One eats the colour of a cake and the taste of this cake reveals its form and its colour
....to say that honey is viscous and that honey is sweet are two ways of saying the same thing. The unity of the thing is not behind each of its qualities. It is reaffirmed by each of them; each of them is the whole thing.
...Cézanne said that one must be able to paint the scent of trees."
photos by: Évelyne Goupy and Julischka Stengele