Reading Jarry Out Loud

Art Center

Fri 13 Feb 2016 at 2:30 pm


The librarians read a selection of texts in order to introduce us to Jarry's acoustic universe, the syncipated rhythms and the musical phrasing, revealing correspondances between sound, image, space and body.

Librarians trained in the art of reading aloud read extracts from works by Alfred Jarry chosen by themselves. In spite of the reputed difficulty of the writing, they bring out all its acoustic qualities: the syncopated rhythms and the musical phrasing, the comic puns vying with the inherent lyricism of the works, and the way in which the words produce a host of synesthetic impressions.



In partnership with the network of multimedia libraries in the Val Maubuée


Performance Day is coproduced with the Playground festival, (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum Leuven), with support from the Agency for Arts and Heritage of Flanders, as part of the project "Alfred Jarry Archipelago" initiated by La Ferme du Buisson Centre for Contemporary Art in Noisiel (France), Le Quartier Centre for Contemporary Art in Quimper (France) and Museo Marino Marini in Florence (Italy). The venture is part of Piano, the Franco-Italian art exchange platform, in collaboration with M-Museum and the STUK Kunstencentrum in the framework of Playground in Leuven (Belgium).