VINCIANE DESPRET: PHONOCENE

The planet’s voices (Las voces del planeta), Biennal de Pensament Ciutat Oberta (CCCB, oct. 2020)

Performative reading by the philosopher Vinciane Despret. A sound and visual landscape created with non-human animals, which was presented in the series The planet’s voices, of the Biennal de Pensament Ciutat Oberta 2020.

“The fact of inscribing our time under the sign of the Phonocene – Despret says – is not to forget that when the earth rumbles and squeaks, it is because it also sings. It also means not forgetting that these songs are disappearing, but that they will disappear even more if we do not pay attention to them.

To call our time Phonocene is to learn to pay attention to the silence that the song of a blackbird can make exist, it is to live in sung territories, but it is also not to forget that silence could impose itself” (Habiter en oiseau).

Text and performance: Vinciane Despret. Visual creation: Mélanie Courtinat. Sound composition: Antoine Bertin. Idea and realization: Fabien Siouffi. Production: Fabbula y CCCB.

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