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Ode (owed) to O

order reference:   
EWR 1712/13
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé
Andre O. Moeller, Antoine Beuger, Alissa Cheung, Josten Myburgh, Sandra Schimag, Samuel Vriezen, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé

reading through  (CD 1) and reading from (CD 2) a book of words to a single letter, to breath and silence.

picking words attached to her, then caressing her with our breath, just enough to taste her, sometimes distracted, held back even by the flavour of other words, our self-consciousness temporarily abolished by the vertigo of another's language.

each one of us had to find a way among the multiple reading paths created by eye and mind wandering the pages from one O to another, navigating between erotic literature, conceptual writing and verbal score.

(story of)  was performed from pauline réage’s book Story of O (1954),
(looking for) from (reading) O score in emmanuelle waeckerlé’s Reading (story of) O
(Uniformbooks , 2015).
O(nly) and O(hh) from eponymous scores available from

"To a greater or lesser extent, everyone depends on stories, on novels, to discover the manifold truth of life.  Only such stories, read sometimes in a trance, have the power to confront a person with his fate.  This is why we must keep passionately striving after what constitutes a story."
George Bataille, Blue of Noon, appendix: The author's foreword (1957)


audio excerpts:

►  (story of) (15:00)
►  (looking for) (15:00)
►  O(nly) (15:00)
►  O(hh) (10:00)