ET PAF preparations
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- Barth, Theodor 
In preparation of interaction with MA students at the performing arts departments—starting with dance—the present piece features a scenario, in which a group of MA students in dance/choreography are nominated readers of a piece, with contents at a speculative stage: the piece is intended as a scenario. Prefiguring our first encounter. Question: how is it possible to take a surface in possession, for the initially non-segmented purposes of writing and theorising, based on an already acquired surface: the floor (black box)? How to establish languages that are connective the practices hatched and developed from the floor? If not now, when? In the present scenario we are at a place and a time that do not allow us to know whether the cut up pieces that are materially the same as the adjoined piece (ET PAF preparations) came about from the pieces, or were produced after the fact. We do not know whether the cut-outs came before or after the written piece. Which means that we are in the middle of a highjacking (détournement). They are not part of the same narrative, there is no montage, because there is no first nor second: it can go both ways, depending on the choices we make and the abilities we have. Whatever choice is made the basis situation—of indeterminacy—is made, only now another choice is made and adds to the previous one. In sum, there will be a track record of choices that will be as unique as your fingerprints.
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