A Performance Lecture About Falling In Love


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While in Istanbul six weeks ago, the artist Oliver Walker met a girl from Lyon. They spent three days together, fell in love, and went their separate ways without discussing their future. Upon returning to their respective cities, they did start to write, to get in touch, and get closer.


The artist had already been reflecting on the architecture of coincidence involved in meeting people prior to his Istanbul trip. His meeting someone there, however, turned his disparate ideas into something real, and culminated in the piece we see here tonight.


This is live. This is live art.

The above text was projected on the wall during the first public part of this project; A Performance Lecture about Falling in Love, Part 1, which took place at Mindpirates, Berlin, on 28th August 2010. The second live part of the project took place 48 hours later, at another venue in Berlin. The following pages will tell you more.


The project takes the form of a performance lecture in two parts; a journey; and the written account found here. These pages now stand as a documentation of the two performances and the journey. Follow the story by using the links at the bottom of the pages.


The project attempts to deal with love, authenticity and a few other problems on the way. Be sure to read through to ‘The Ending’ to understand the whole narrative – but no cheating!


Page 2: A Performance Lecture about Falling in Love, Part 1


Page 3: Leaving Berlin


Page 4: The Girl and the man


Page 5: Sabrina, Conrad and Elizabeth (Pflegeleicht)


Page 6: Sweet family: hunky tree surgeon, his wife and cute


Page 7: Neuchâtel!


Page 8: Still Neuchâtel


Page 9: The God of hitching rectifies the Neuchâtel wait.


Page 10: ‘Le Puy en Velay’ sign in sight


Page 11: Thistle stop


Page 12: The Ending


Page 13: Fade Out


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