A story about how language and perception intermingle, Mime Radio was performed as spoken word by French artist Benjamin Seror at a series of events over a two-year period before being transcribed and edited into this novel. The story follows five eccentric characters who meet at a Los Angeles bar called Tiki Coco and join “Challenging Reality Open Mic” night for amateur inventors and performers. Eventually the group moves into a Hudson River Valley house to pursue experiments in thought transmission and other tools for shifting reality. In the process, they get caught up enabling a character from ancient Greek mythology, Marsyas, to recover his voice—a very ancient voice—and unbeknownst to them unleash a disaster. In his performances where speech is the principal subject and tool, Benjamin Seror narrates long improvised stories inspired by a mix of phantoms of literature, art history and everyday adventures.
5 3/4 x 9 inches / 136 pp
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