Parrots and guinea pigs

Jan Fabre


Performance, 00:30:00.

Paris, L'Arche éditeur

On the twentieth anniversary of the collaboration between Jan Fabre and his French publisher  L’Arche the artist conceives a performance in the publisher’s shopwindow in the Rue Bonaparte. The underlying theme is ‘Everyone is a Belgian guinea pig’


'Performed a poetic action
in the shopwindow of my Paris publishers:
'Every Belgian is a guinea pig and a parrot'.
(The glory of experiment and repetition was in
I found sand in the desert
and my repetition told a secret
out of a mirror without an image.
(For Marcel Broodthaers and Freddy De Vree.)

(Jan Fabre, Paris, 20 March 2004)


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