Tris Vonna-Michell

Prelude: 5 × 7, 2008

150* Euro

The starting point of Tris Vonna-Michell’s spoken word performances are human histories and narratives. Out of newsclippings and invented aspects he composes a script which is subject to change during the interaction with the audience. Photographs, texts and film sequences accompany and illustrate the narrative. Vonna-Michell tells his stories, situated between fact and fiction, in rapid English which creates a overall rhymthic texture and in the end casts doubt on the authenticity of factual historiography.
Prelude: 5x7 is part of an ongoing project which depends on aspects of chance such as constellations of people and time. The envelope holds an illustration and a chapter of three texts that do not form a coherent chronological narration, all printed on a historic printing press from Heidelberg.

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