From 2011 until 2016, Dominique Hurth investigated
the physical manifestation and the performativity of a book. Looking subjectively at the never-realised project of French poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s Le Livre (The Book), séance de lecture explores the relationship between text and word, speech and act, the materiality of writing and reading, as well as the expansion of pages once manipulated, re-read and spoken anew.
It operates as a partial reconstruction
of Mallarmé’s project, based on Hurth’s thorough research of his manuscript.

See here for the book
and the limited edition associated to this work

séance de lecture 
performance in architectural setting (metal cabinet and two curtains), two projections (each 30min) from 2013 and 2016
4 printed matters, 1 performer
Lenght: 30 minutes

Installation views:
Bibliothèque Smith-Lesouëf, MABA, Nogent sur Marne, Paris, 2016

Work exhibited at:
Aarhus, Litterature House (DK), 2015; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (DE), 2015; Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen (DE), 2016;  Bibliothèque Smith-Lesouef, MABA, Nogent-sur-Marne, Paris (F), 2016

With the generous support of the FNAGP (Paris).