Instant narrative

Instant Narrative is a performance involving an observer in an exhibition space typing on a laptop computer, writing everything she sees and hears, mostly the appearance and behaviour of the visitors to that exhibition. This text is projected on a screen somewhere in the exhibition room, with no obvious connection to the writer. When the public is confronted with the projected text, they realise that someone has been/is looking at them, and they see themselves through the eyes of that other person, which is sometimes comic and often unpleasant for the reader. From that moment on, the visitor knows that her behaviour will influence the text, and a complex feedback is generated. The duration of the exhibition (the performance takes place during the opening hours of the Spanish Pavilion in the Giardini of Venice, from 1 June to 27 November) produces a potentially infinite text. You can follow it here in real time: every day of the week except Mondays, from 10 am to 6 pm.