Performed by Klara Utke Acs, Jonatan Ahlm Brenander, Zoe Barcza and Felix Riemann during the opening night of Mnemonic Memories, Minibar Stockholm, 2017.

With an interlude composed by Matilda and Niklas Tjäder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard: Because whats this

Wind in the hair, goosebumps up and down

And my son rolls his eyes behind my back

 

Barbara: Could you please repeat

 

Richard: I caught him

My son is rolling his eyes at me behind my back

They look like coins flipping

It shows he really is a liar and doesn't care or love me

 

Barbara: Is this difficult for you ?

 

Jasmin: No way you will get a quick answer to this

 

 

__(interlude playing)

 

 

Gary: You didn’t know ?

 

Barbara: What ?

 

Gary: Remember ?

 

Barbara: What ?

 

Jasmin: Repulsive details

Buying time

I’m tired of these years of plenty interpretation of things

like pools were for picturing yourself sunbathing next to them

 

Barbara: Theres is something in the air

 

Jasmin: The smell of the damn crop

 

Barbara: How about a song

 

Richard: I hit the wall

 

Jasmin: Invisible wall

 

Richard: People said glass

 

Gary: I said might be

 

Richard: How could I not have seen that coming

 

Jasmin: People said glass

 

Gary: I said might be

 

 

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Richard: Painful

 

Jasmin: This is making my day worse than it already is

 

Barbara: I thought it was a good start

 

Jasmin: It was precisely the opposite

 

Gary: Am I allowed to smoke ?

 

Jasmin: Can’t you see there's dry hay all over the place

 

 

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Barbara: Do I hear some bellies grumbling

 

Richard: I hear an upset stomach

 

Jasmin: An ill man in a hospital

 

Richard: An ill man on a hospital bed near a table of medicine

and the nurse rejects to hand him a pill and a glass of water

 

Gary: I’m hungry

 

Jasmin: Can you tell precisely what you want ?

I mean your earliest manifestation of preference 

 

Gary: Huh ?

 

Jasmin: : You didn’t get this ?

 

Richard: C’mon

Please rephrase

 

Jasmin: Certainty is in best case intent

that coproduces anticipation

that goes for resolution

that bears the chance of failure

 

Richard: With the chance of failure comes the chance of failing

 

 

__(interlude playing)

 

 

Jasmin: What was it that you wanted?

 

Gary: Whats wrong again ?

 

Richard: You name it

 

Teardrop in the fire

Still decrypting it

 

 

Gary: Obviously

 

Can we please make some food now

 

Jasmin: Clarify

 

Gary: …

 

Barbara: I guess it has something to do with weight coal and friction

I mean what connects design and despair

I mean how can collective imagination go real awry

I mean liability really is the first step into moral immobility

 

Gary: I'll take a long hot shower

 

Barbara: That's not a proper reply

That's no reply at all actually

 

Jasmin: Just the right thing for a narcissist

like you

 

Ah well

 

Am I overdoing it?

I'm thinking the whole time that there must be some kind of parasite

 

Barbara: Please repeat ?

 

Jasmin: I think I'm quite overdoing it

I just want to make sure that no parasite will be in it.

 

 

__(interlude playing)

 

 

Gary: Am I allowed to smoke in here?

 

Barbara: You'll set off the alarm

 

Richard: That's good

Rendering emergency with an impenetrable atmosphere

Gary: Could you at least try to be less melodramatic

Richard: Inconceivable

Dangerous actually

 

Jasmin: Totally not worth a thought

 

Barbara: Unnecessary if you consider that there is more than a lifetime

 

Jasmin: The afterworld?

Another past?

Innocence of some kind?

 

You won't stop conceiving ideas for responding to a refusal to reconcile

 

Coherence is lurching and fidgeting like a shape of hundred and thousand dizzy rats in stilettos

 

Of course there is a pattern when you listen to the sound that makes

 

The sound is so

nice

 

Barbara: I’m listening

 

Jasmin: Really ?

 

While you through some process of extra-sensory recall or afflatus might imagine that you were some

I don’t know

some 17th century juvenile living in a windmill in old Amsterdam

mumbling about the year twenty seventy nine

everyone else is here

 

Gary: My entire upbringing will be aimed at making me agreeable

Being deceitful and secretive will become second nature to me

 

Barbara: You'll realize that you were and are everybody and everything that has ever been

or will ever be

 

Richard: They'll come after you with a big butterfly net