»Instructions«: On Julio Cortázar’s 100th Birthday

Sep 12, 2014 07:30 pm
Speak, Memory
Instituto Cervantes
Author Rafael Velasco [Bandoneon], Sofía Otero Álvarez [Video] und Mario Verandi [Live-Elektronik]
Speaker Denis Abrahams
Price 8 Euro / reduced 6 / pupils 4
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Julio Cortázar’s »Instruction Manual« is a collection of absurd and humorous descriptions of everyday actions. Instructions for things like how to cry, how to wind up a watch, or how to climb a set of stairs compel us to confront situations that we’re accustomed to performing regularly and normally pay little attention to. In Mario Verandis’ performance of »Instrucciones«, Cortázar’s texts interact with music, sound, and images, opening up a space for new associations and interpretations.

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