Session 12 | Renée Gagnon and Jocelyn Robert

  • Dazibao 5455 Avenue de Gaspé Montréal, QC, H2T 3B3 Canada

Since 2014, Renée Gagnon and Jocelyn Robert have been working on a joint writing project, for which Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell (1873) has been both the catalyst and the key element. Each of them in turn erases, modifies, adds to and transforms the text. Here Gagnon and Robert are reborn out of Rimbaud, while the latter “is another”.(1) For this twelfth Session, Renée Gagnon and Jocelyn Robert present a performative reading of this new six-handed text, in which words, sounds and technologies join to form a new language.

 

(1) Rimbaud had written “I is another” in letters to Georges Izambard and Paul Demeny in May 1871.