pillow talk, fragment 1

“Am I in love? – yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits.” (Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse Fragments)

“Pillow Talk, Fragment 1” is a live performance and video installation presented at the Sound Art Expo 2012-Long Night of Museums Cologne.

The performance is based on the book by Roland Barthes’ “A Lover’s Discourse Fragments”, which contains a list of ‘fragments’, some of which come from literature and some from his own philosophical thought, of a lover’s point of view. Barthes calls them ‘figures’ – gestures of the lover at work.

concept /direction /performance: Anna Fotiadou
music: Stephan Metzner
performance collaborators: Constantinos Gavriel, Panos Makris, Antonis Antoniou, Agnes Philli, Melissa Partassis, Angelica Georghiades
curator: Georg Elben

performed live at the WDR Studios in Cologne, Germany.
3th & 4th November 2012