To Dizionario from Dicionário
Performance Clare Charnley, Vanessa Grasse and an Italian/English dictionary

A book is thrown to and fro between two people whose first languages it summarises. Content becomes subordinated to the dictionary’s specific physical properties, the sound becoming a sort of pre-verbal replacement for conversation. The process evolves a wordless chain of changing relationships ranging from aggression to tenderness, interruption, compliance hesitancy, bullying etc.. Breakdown is inevitable despite the stubborn persistence of matter/stuff.

Seen Created, Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln

Made in response to Dicionário 2011, made with Patricia Azevedo.