Quatre re-traités* tiré de '"ils" "viennent" : Khédive et Mamelouk, en un seul, sur son patron (work-in progress) is a psychogeo(hörspiel) performance involving radio transmission, narration and action, with a simultaneous translation from French to English and/or Italian. Psychogeo(hörspiel) is a neologism created by combining 'psychogeography' meaning an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and drifting around urban environments; and the German word 'hörspiel' meaning radio-play or radio-drama.
This performance is part of a work-in-progress by Letourneau entitled, "ils" "viennent" : Khédive et Mamelouk, en un seul, sur son patron, which is a 3-hour site-specific text-based science-fiction conceptual performance that can be performed for any media.
This version includes the participation of Toronto performer Claude Wittmann, and on recorded media by Alice Lafontaine, Alexandre St-Onge, Marie Brassard and Jac Berrocal.
The audience is encouraged to bring portable radios or walkman radios so they can leave the gallery and move around the neighbourhood during the action, picking up snippets of the narrative remotely.
Videofag is a storefront cinema and performance lab in Toronto's Kensington Market dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art. The space is run by Jordan Tannahill and William Ellis, who converted the space from an old barbershop in October 2012. www.videofag.com