Instrucciones

Instrucciones
on the occasion of Julio Cortázar´s 100th birthday
live performance for a speaker, bandoneon player, live electronics and video
Denis Abrahams, speaker
Rafael Velasco, bandoneon
Sofía Otero Álvarez, video
Mario Verandi, live electronics and composition
with the support of the Instituto Cervantes Berlin, artists-in-berlin program of the DAAD, Argentinean Embassy in Berlin and Suhrkamp publishing company
premiere: 14. internationales literaturfestival, Berlin, 12.9.2014

Julio Cortázar´s Manual de instrucciones is a collection of absurd and humorous descriptions of everyday actions. Instructions on how to cry, how to wind up a watch or how to climb up stairs confront us to actions we perform everyday but pay little attention to. In Mario Verandi´s performance Instrucciones, Cortázar´s texts interact with music, sound and images, opening up a space for new associations and interpretations“, internationales literaturfestival Berlin