Paul Ramírez Jonas

Prologue

2008

Prologue (2008)
Mixed media

Prologue (2008)
Mixed media

Prologue (2008)
Mixed media

Description

In Prologue, Paul Ramirez Jonas sets the stage with a prompter box, theatrical foot lights, hole, and a play fragment. The lights are on, and the space for the prompter is ready. The gallery has been turned into a stage. The wall behind the piece is where the audience would normally be placed. However, no one is in position at the prompter's box to silently mouth the words to the actors on stage.

You are welcome.
This piece is a prologue.
You will hear nothing you have
not heard here before.
You will see nothing of what you
have always seen here.


This fragment is from Peter Handke's Offending the Audience.