I Poietikin, 2008, performance (10mins)

For this performance a section of Artistotle’s Poetics was recited in the original Classical Greek. The artist does not know Greek and was therefore furnished with a phonetic English transcription. There is a self parody here; the tendency of artists to take up philosophical themes without really understanding them. This rationalisation is of course pointless – the act remains; attempting to read an incomprehensible text to an uncomprehending audience.