TIME HAS FALLEN ASLEEP IN THE AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

 
 
 
 
 

 Rewriting 

In addition to the ongoing process of learning by heart and reciting from memory, a handful of performers started (re)writing the books from memory. During the process of learning the books by heart and reciting them, the intention was to remain as close as possible to the originals. In the process of rewriting the intention was to bring the spoken version of the books, now existing in the memory, back to paper. So far a series of nine editions has been published, all of which unique books in the sense that they reveal different methods and poetics used in the original writing and in learning by heart. The project Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine acts as the publishing house for these editions, and they are distributed within the context of the project.

 
Photo by Bea Borgers - Kunstenfestivaldesarts (2017)
Photo by Mette Edvardsen - Live Arts Week (2017)
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Elly Clarke
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Moqapi Selassie
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Mari Matre Larsen
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Johan Sonnenschein
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Mari Matre Larsen
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Sébastien Hendrickx
Photo by Maya Wilsens - Image of rewriting by Sébastien Hendrickx

 
 

 Books rewritten from memory 

Rêveries du promeneur solitaire de Jean-Jacques Rousseau de Sarah Ludi

Een dag in 't jaar door Herman Gorter door Johan Sonnenschein

Verzamelde gedichten / Against the forgetting: Selected Poems by Hans Faverey by Bruno de Wachter

I am a Cat by Soseki Natsume by Mette Edvardsen

Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville by Kristien Van den Brande

Elias, of het gevecht met de nachtegalen door Maurice Gilliams door Wouter Krokaert

Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot by Sébastien Hendrickx

Runaway by Alice Munroe by Lilia Mestre

Monsieur Songe de Robert Pinget de Vincent Dunoyer

Answered Prayers by Truman Capote by Mari Matre Larsen

Hakkepølsa av Torgny Lindgren av Mari Matre Larsen

Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde von Emine Sevgi Özdamar von Sonia Si Ahmed

Aesop's Fables by Aesop by Moqapi Selassie

Crash by J.G. Ballard by Philip Holyman

Short Stories by Oscar Wilde by Elly Clarke

Elskeren by Marguerite Duras by Marit Marit Ødegaard

 
To purchase a rewritten book or to look inside the published editions, go to the Bookshop.