A Book of Small Things, 2016, performance/book series
NiMAC, Saturday April 22, 11:00 – 14:00 hours
A work by Panayiotis Michael in collaboration with: Pascalle Burton, Isabel Carvalho, Peter Eramian, Erden Kosova, Flavia Malusardi, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Christopher Rey Pérez, Maria Petrides and Liv Strand.
Performers Julia Brendle, Dimitris Chimonas
The work A Book of Small Things is a pocket size book collection that can be carried lightly and also can be approached as a notebook or sketchbook. Panayiotis Michael, taking on the callings of a performing publisher, invited nine writers and visual artists from different backgrounds to contribute by offering material that they have collected, pieces that have appeared elsewhere independently, or written for the first time.
Michael welcomed fragments, seemingly “incomplete” lines, notes, scribbles, neglected texts on art or from a lecture, and social commentary. Each contribution appears in an individual book adjoining the other writers’ books.
To present this book collection, Michael invites performers to walk, in live action, through art museums and/or art centers, reading fragments of their own choice to visitors, artworks, guards, etc.
The performance will take place at NiMAC, on Saturday April 22, 11:00 – 14:00 hours