Till R. raconte ses voyages et ceux des autres
[Paris • France]
As the festival RELECTURES wanted to celebrate the October launch of À propos de quelques points dans l’espace (Concerning a few points in space), to be published by Al Dante Editions, Till Roeskens has proposed to review twenty-five years of journeys, explorations and encounters with us. And to do so in the style of the book—part autobiography, part adventure story, part manifesto and part reasoned catalog—which proposes an assemblage of traces, images and testimonial.
“I’d like to try to connect the different points of the terrestrial surface that I have come to know, the way you’d attach thread between little flags on a map. Fragments of a possible map of my life, crossed by other lives, assembled here not in order to find me, but to understand where I am—to set off anew from there. I’d like to share this bit of the road with you.”
To close the evening, Till Roeskens reactivates his 2002 performance, Till R. raconte ses voyages et ceux des autres (Till R relates his journeys and those of others), a “conference-slide show in the tradition of a traveler returning from a long trip. But the trip in question turned out to mean taking other people’s trips. Non-stop hitchhiking, for two days and a night, with no predetermined direction. Follow each person who picks you up to his/her destination. Continue on, straight ahead.”
La très bouleversante confession de l’homme qui a abattu le plus grand fils de pute que la Terre ait porté — In-su-recc-tion : 4 syllabes. É-meute : 2 syllabes. — Documenter la performance / Performer le document — Vestiges de Roncevaux — Till R. raconte ses voyages et ceux des autres — Maison des Fougères camps de base cacahuètes — Scène primitive — La table des opérations — Spinoza in China, commencement — Poétiques du témoignage — Exposé des faits / VanessaPlace Inc. / Last Words — It’s All True [extrait] — Le petit parlement (conférence pour adulte à partir de dix ans) — Cela ne va pas être possible : c’est administratif — Stade Banal (une soirée diapo) — Homère Homer
Recorded at "Musée Commun" on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, as part of the Relectures 15 Festival
A transcript translated into Arabic will soon be available on the website