Rolling The Stone Of Demosthenes Up The Fucking Hill

Released in Huellkurven #4 online magazine #4

Ancient Greek orator Demosthenes is said to have trained his speaking skills by reciting long texts with little stones in his mouth. This practice is fused here with another mention of stones in the ancient Greek tradition, the mythical stone of Sisyphos which he is condemned to roll up a hill, eternally failing. In my performance, I am representing the issue of failure not only by reciting a quote from Samuel Beckett on the topic, but also by putting bigger and bigger stones into my mouth while reciting it.

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