Emêtre is a series of performance in which the position of sender, receiver and transmitter is successively questioned.
In one of its components, Singing Archives: Archived Songs and Sung Archives, is transmitted a selection of "raw" documents, the context of their harvests and the resulting "fired" pieces. Singing Archives: Archived songs and sung archives Performed listening session, 45 ’- During a residency in an art center (ISELP) two years ago, I asked myself the question of audibility. So I went back to my hard drives to understand why I had given up on broadcasting this radio piece, using this interview or publishing this record. As a result of this investigation, I realized that my difficulty in transmitting was precisely what I had tirelessly tried to capture: a form of weak signal from history. This bankruptcy has paradoxically become precious to me. I decided to order the route and to put together a poetic inventory of these phantom excavations. On set, Singing Archives is activated through a paper edition distributed to viewers who choose a set of archives - narrated, sung or recorded - from among 18 chapters. There is a random replay of a research path that circulates just as much outside as it does in my own body.
texts & performance Myriam Pruvot
graphic design in collaboration with Lucie Caouder
production ISELP 2019 addition juin 2021
thanks to Noureddine Ezarraf, Touria Ikbal, Aziz Bouyabrine, Mélanie Rainville, Catherine Henkinet.