10. May 2012

LIVE CONFESSION OF KALLE KARL 25.May 2012 19:00 - 21:00 KIM Bar, Brunnenstrasse 10, 10119 Berlin as part of MPA

Life Confessions Web

a mixture between artist talk and performance organised by Leen Horsford

introducing the people behind the work

A conversational game hosted by Leen Horsford, inspired by the palour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others in the late nineteenth century.

The aim of the game is to reveal the tastes, aspirations and personalities of the player through words and exchanges, rather than through artwork. An invited artist is guided through the 6 unrehearsed and informal stages of the game in front of a live audience in the relaxed setting of a bar. Drawing out an overall feeling of the way the artist thinks, Live Confession is a genuine and accessible introduction to the creative minds behind the art. The event is a cross between a performance and an interview.

It aims to allow people to get to know the artists taking part in the festival in a much more informal environment. As the event is unrehearsed and follows the same basic structure of 6 stages of a game that will be conducted by a host, everything is left to unfold on the night. Additionally there will be no photography or filming at the event in order to maintain the intimacy and immediacy of the evening. The only documentation or lasting record will be an online type-up of the final Proust Questionnaire answers.

The six stages are as follows:
1. The Egoist: a conversation between the player and an individual selected by the player.
2. The Blind Man: a conversation between the player and an individual unknown to the player, and whose interests are not directly in art.
3. Two to Tango: a conversation between the player and someone selected by the host.
4. Ekphrasis: 30seconds to create a worded representation of a visual representation.
5. Timeline: defining moments of the artist’s life, including the art & culture experiences, and historical events, that have defined how he or she thinks and lives.
6. La Madeleine: a fixed questionnaire based on the original Proust Questionnaire.

_1._ What is your idea of perfect happiness?

__2.__What is your greatest fear?

__3.__What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

__4.__What is the trait you most deplore in others?

__5.__Which living person do you most admire?

__6.__What is your greatest extravagance?

__7.__What is your current state of mind?

__8.__What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

__9.__On what occasion do you lie?

__10.__What do you most dislike about your appearance?

__11.__Which living person do you most despise?

__12.__What is the quality you most like in a man?

__13.__What is the quality you most like in a woman?

__14.__Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

__15.__What or who is the greatest love of your life?

__16.__When and where were you happiest?

__17.__Which talent would you most like to have?

__18.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

__19.__What do you consider your greatest achievement?

__20.__If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

__21.__Where would you most like to live?

__22.__What is your most treasured possession?

__23.__What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

__24.__What is your favorite occupation?

__25.__What is your most marked characteristic?

__26.__What do you most value in your friends?

__27.__Who are your favorite writers?

__28.__Who is your hero of fiction?

__29.__Which historical figure do you most identify with?

__30.__Who are your heroes in real life?

__31.__What are your favorite names?

__32.__What is it that you most dislike?

__33.__What is your greatest regret?

__34.__How would you like to die?

__35.__What is your motto?


Wo möchten Sie leben?

Was ist für Sie das vollkommene irdische Glück?

welche Fehler entschuldigen Sie am ehesten?

Was ist für Sie das größte Unglück?

Ihre liebsten Romanhelden?

Ihre Lieblingsgestalt in der Geschichte?

Ihre Lieblingsheldinnen/-helden in der Wirklichkeit?

Ihr Lieblingsmaler?

Ihr Lieblingsautor?

Ihr Lieblingskomponist?

Welche Eigenschaften schätzen sie bei einer Frau am meisten?

Welche Eigenschaften schätzen sie bei einem Mann am meisten?

Ihre Lieblingstugend?

Ihre Lieblingsbeschäftigung?

Wer oder was hätten Sie gern sein mögen?

Ihr Hauptcharakterzug?

Was schätzen bei Ihren Freunden am meisten?

Ihr größter Fehler?

Ihr Traum vom Glück?

Was wäre für Sie das größte Unglück?

Was möchten Sie sein?

Ihre Lieblingsfarbe?

Ihre Lieblingsblume?

Ihr Lieblingsvogel?

Ihr Lieblingsschriftsteller?

Ihr Lieblingslyriker?

Ihre Helden der Wirklichkeit?

Ihre Heldinnen in der Geschichte?

Ihre Lieblingsnamen?

Was verabscheuen sie am meisten?

Welche geschichtlichen Gestalten verabscheuen Sie am meisten?

Welche Reform bewundern Sie am meisten?

Welche natürliche Gabe möchten Sie besitzen?

Wie möchten Sie gern sterben?

Ihre gegenwärtige Geistesverfassung?

Ihr Motto?