10th September | 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
from 11th to 14th September | 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
15th September | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Biblioteche di Roma
In Italian or in English
In co-production with Romaeuropa Festival, with collaboration of Biblioteche di Roma.
Planned also from 20 to 29th Septmeber in the framework of Romaeuropa Festival.
The Quiet Volume is a whispered, self-generated and ‘automatic’ performance for two at a time, exploiting the particular tension common to any library worldwide; a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples’ experiences of reading unfold.
Two audience members / participants sit side-by-side. Taking cues from words both written and whispered they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. The piece exposes the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience, allowing aspects of it we think of as deeply internal to lean out into the surrounding space, and to leak from one reader’s sphere into another’s.
Books involved in this italian edition are:
Agota Kristof, TRILOGY [The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie](in one volume)
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans
Jose Saramago, Blindness
Gabriele Basilico, City Scapes
In answer to the booking mail you will receive a confirmation mail in which will be required to select your book and language.