Running Commentary on Blue and Quintette Cercle    (EN/FR)
Bojana Cvejić      

Running Commentaries has a set-up similar to that of a lecture with live translation. While a piece is performed live or projected in video format on a big screen, two or three "interpreters" (artists, researchers, theoreticians, art critics) watch from individual booths and deliver their commentary live. The spectators are equipped with multi-channel headsets, allowing them to listen to the commentary of their choice, or switch back and forth between various commentaries. In this way, they build their own soundtrack over the course of the spectacle by positioning themselves based on what they hear and see.
The Running Commentary on Blue (Juan Domínguez) takes place while the piece is performed in live. The one about Quintette Cercle (Boris Charmatz) takes place while the video of the show is broadcasted on a screen.

Five Running Commentaries were hosted in Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers in 2010.

Running Commentaries. Photo: Virginie Bobin.