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
Gary: You didn’t know ?
Barbara: What ?
Gary: Remember ?
Barbara: What ?
Jasmin: Repulsive details
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
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
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 ?
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
Jasmin: What was it that you wanted?
Gary: Whats wrong again ?
Richard: You name it
Teardrop in the fire
Still decrypting it
Can we please make some food now
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
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.
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
Jasmin: Totally not worth a thought
Barbara: Unnecessary if you consider that there is more than a lifetime
Jasmin: The afterworld?
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
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