claudia pages
Act(s) on the table / Actos sobre la mesa
2014 - 2016

A table: that was once a frustrated work, that wants to become a co-working table but ends up being a pretext for an (im)possible love story among two, three, four or more characters who are busy seeking/choosing the potential of the “we” either as a disinterested common or as an advantageous new business model.
The project ended in a theater piece for four characters ([the narrator], [the everything is movement], [the potential seeker], [the architect] and [the WE]).

Performing: Lieven Lahaye, Claudia Pagès, Eduard Pagès, Will Pollard and Nolwenn Salaün.
Photos by Nolwenn Saulün.
[the narrator]
[the everything is movement]
[the architect]
[the potential seeker]
[the WE]
[the potential seeker]
+ info: http://www.kaistrasse10.de/en/archive/2016/take-up-your-space.html
everything is movement
but I’m trying
though
I don’t understand

everything is movement
but I’m trying
though
as self-improvement
to each time
catch its flow
with great amusement

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
when I write and then I read it
it already has moved
and I have to rewrite it
never stops moving

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
as much I approach to it
it has changed to another place
so I have to remake it
to be again closer

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
to write it and push it
until it seems immovable
but when it looks finished
it continues moving
[everything is movement]
everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
each time I move closer
there’re no traces no drawings
it's never choreography
it just keeps moving

Everything is movement
but I’m trying
though
I don't understand

because

In moving I don’t mean to continue to pattern movements.
flattered patterns
all but scattered
In moving I don’t mean established choreographies.
governed choreographies.

A friend once told me:

Kill the choreography
but make all drown to only one center
like gravity does with things circulating


so

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
I don't understand

why
you don't start to move
but you are moving

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though

in your
standing
stilleverything is movement
but I'm trying
though
each time I move closer
there’re no traces no drawings
it's never choreography
it just keeps moving

Everything is movement
but I’m trying
though
I don't understand

because

In moving I don’t mean to continue to pattern movements.
flattered patterns
all but scattered
In moving I don’t mean established choreographies.
governed choreographies.

A friend once told me:

Kill the choreography
but make all drown to only one center
like gravity does with things circulating



so
everything is movement
but I'm trying
though

everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
I don't understand

still standing
that should be
static

AS A

static as a tactic

AS

tactics of sitting
tactics to don't fail
tactics in the praxis
the practice of still
still standing

but

still moving


you should start to move




Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
continuing a rhythm
Investing in moving
not breaking it for nothing
so it will last longer

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
stretching the beat
maintaining the movement

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
stretching the beat
maintaining the movement

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though

with

Flexible legs
Flexible times
Flexible incomes
preferible
equable
edible
credible
accessible
affectional
exceptional
sensual
incredible

(I repeat it)
but never censurable
never like a pedestal

but maybe plywood
(for example)
if it can be gazed
as a stage

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
a balance of minimums
attachments and coldness
in this constant movement

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though
remembering names
of people who come here
forgetting them faster

Everything is movement
but I'm trying
though

I only come here
when I have to work with numbers
(never sitting so long, in my urge to move)
but as the wages are changing
making new drawings between time and numbers each time
and the numbers become flexible

This makes me remember
When I came here
the first time
and I saw the different options
and I chose the flexible tariff
(I couldn’t stop laughing when I heard the name)
Flexible tariff.
So I can come when I want without paying much more
being the new person, for the others, each time I decide to come
not spending much time just to change texts, numbers and words
that I will change again each time they will change my income

Flexible tariff.
It sounded like a gym.

Flexible tariff.
It sounds like flexible tariff for flexible people who neither are flexible nor able to move their bodies in a flexible way, though they might have really flexible incomes

Like making a wire transfer for 50 euros: opening the bank website, introducing the your password and accepting the procedure to transfer 50 euros, or borrowing money to a friend that will pay you back with several dinners. And you loose the calculus.