Circular Facts:
Benjamin Seror, ‘The Serving Library Workshop #2’ Objectif Exhibitions, 18 – 20 April 2011

April 1st 2011

Dear X

We’d like to invite you for an evening at Objectif Exhibitions to introduce you to the latest additions to Dexter Sinister’s The Serving Library.* In response to an invitation to contribute to the shelf of books, French artist Benjamin Seror selected a corpus of novels and writings that can be seen as compilations of chronicles:

THE VOICE IMITATOR
METAMORPHOSES
THE CHAMBER PLAYS
INFERNO
TRISTRAM SHANDY
BERTOLT BRECHT: JOURNALS,1934 – 55
TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS
NOTES FOR AN ART SCHOOL
FR DAVID “IDITORIAL3”
OF WALKING ON ICE
PHILIP
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
THE MAKING OF AMERICANS
CHRONICLES OF BUSTOS-DOMECQ

On the evening of Wednesday April 20th at 7pm, Seror will introduce you to his selection of books through a form of storytelling that investigates language’s ability to allow different perceptions of reality to coexist. In his performances, where speech is the principal subject and tool, Seror often narrates long improvised stories inspired by a mix of phantoms from literature, art history and everyday adventures. The stories he tells often lead the audience far into the heart of the Inferno or to dancing all night long to the delicate sound of the Perfect Kiss by New Order. Also a musician, Seror plays different instruments, backing up his narratives with emotive songs that switch modes of language, underlining the complexity of what it can do. This performance follows a two-and half-day workshop led by Seror, where students from various art schools were immersed into these narratives in an attempt to get close to the way they echo our experience of life, thereby researching a methodology for recognizing the mythical in our regular encounters and understanding that their opposite is equally as true.

A good whisky will be served.

Looking forward,

David and Stuart
Dexter Sinister

* The Serving Library is a project initiated by Dexter Sinister and is a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself by publishing. It will consist of 1) an ambitious public website; 2) a small physical library space; 3) a publishing program which runs through #1 and #2.

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