A Spoken Word Exhibition

(Une Exposition Parlée / Mluvené slovo)

Swiss Institute, New York : 1er-7 novembre 2007
TranzitDisplay, Prague : 18 mars-20 avril 2008
Baltic, Newcastle Upon Tyne : 16 janvier-15 mars 2009

Une exposition avec Vito Acconci, Fia Backström, Robert Barry, James Lee Byars, Nick Currie (aka Momus), Douglas Coupland, Karl Holmqvist, Maurizio Nannucci, Yoko Ono, Mai-Thu Perret, Emilio Prini, Tomas Vanek, Tris Vonna-Michell, Lawrence Weiner, et Ian Wilson.

Une exposition de Mathieu Copeland.
A Spoken Word Exhibition is composed of worded artworks (artworks only made
of words to be spoken), to be read by the team of the institution to
visitors who ask to hear the pieces.
Acting as a voice when addressed throughout the building, the Crew repeat
the words, sentences or paragraphs, the texts or haikus as written and
instructed by the invited artists. Not performing, only using language
through the act of reading, the works are available only on demand,
initiating an exchange between visitors and the members of the institutions.
The exhibition inhabits the realm of the spoken word, addressing the
possibilities of art, memory & exhibition making. The exhibition is
constituted of artworks that are to be spoken and exchanged as a verbal
gesture from one person to another. Artworks that only last for the time it
takes to read them, generating ultimately an exhibition that only lasts for
the time it takes to listen.