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 documents the reading in a bungee ball, the
instability of the voice when being 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."


DV Pal with sound, documentation of a performative reading, 2009