La Boule (Life Of Galileo)


Four lines of Bertolt Brecht's Life Of Galileo are read out
repeatedly in a bungee ball. The quatrain, Brecht's quotation
of Galileo's abjuration, in Brecht's play cited by Galileo's disciple
Andrea, describes the fear towards the Copernican revolution in
this age. The video of this reading performance documents the
resistance against the loss of voice when the body inside the ball
is catapulted in the air.

“The Scriptures say: the earth stands still. My dears, a fact which
every learned doctor proves- The holy father grabs it by the ears
and holds it hard and fast, -And yet, it moves.”


Single channel video, stereo sound, book page

2009