Saint Pancras – Gare du Nord (2008)

“Tonight, I will present an investigation about what it means to be in-between.

I will explore what it means to pass by unnoticed spaces.

We’ll go on a journey and we’ll get lost on the way.

Embark on a train journey from London to Paris, a geographical and imaginary travel crossing uncertain spaces, opening up unknown territories.

The train’s coach and corridor, rural landscapes and mental space converge through a bilingual Franco English commentary both absurd and poetic.”

What is Peachy Coochy?
The projector projects 20 images for precisely 20 seconds each. The coocheur (or Presenter) speaks for precisely twenty seconds per image. Randomness is discouraged but narrative linearity is not automatically esteemed.

Solo performance

Credits
Written and performed by Chloé Déchery
A 6 minutes and 60 seconds – long lecture-performance, presented at a Peachy Coochy Nite, curated by David Gale.
Toynbee Studios, April 2008.