Performance as Publishing

— Benjamin Valenza


Since 2006, Benjamin Valenza has been building a collection of postcards as a playful way to consider daily and poetic writing. This epistolary form led the artist to create a new literary persona, Josef Hannibal, with whom Valenza exchanges notes, impressions, and ‘linguistic vandalisms,’ without a pre- established programme. At Rowing, Valenza will read an extract from his Circa Circa script comprised of 15 postcards. Focussing on the duality of this text, the artist will enact through performance, polyphony and recorded voices.

Benjamin Valenza, Correspondences, 2006-ongoing Benjamin Valenza, Correspondences, 2006-ongoing