Sometimes I think, I can see you
Mariano Pensotti // Performance, 2021

A public space. Several writers observe the space from various perspectives. Typing into their laptops, they write live on what they see. And other things too: private observations, things they make up, or historical information. Every word they type is projected onto a large screen, a separate one for each author.

The audience and the casual passers by of the train station start to be part of the narration of the writers. When they check at the screens they notice they’re becoming characters in some kind of fiction created on the spot. The audience sees how the writers create a sort of novel alive taking the reality that surrounds them. And they also have the possibility to “act”, to interfere that fiction; they are part of the creation of a collective narration that reflects a time and a space.

Like surveillance cameras recording anonymous individuals’ every movement in the station, each writer transforms the spontaneous progress through a public space into narratives conveying what is going on – or might be going on – inside people’s heads in parallel with the bustling life of the station.

 
CREDITS
Concept and Direction: Mariano Pensotti
Production Management: Lucila Piffer, Vassilia Van der Heyden, Julie Le Gall
A collaboration between Grupo La Marea y Bureau Cokot
 
SOMETIMES I THINK, I CAN SEE YOU was created in 2010 in the frame of the urban installation festival Parallel Cities, curated by Stefan Kaegi and Lola Arias. It was presented at Buenos Aires, Berlin, Zürich, Cork, Salamanca, Girona, Mexico City, Brussels, Köln, Warsaw, Rotterdam and Cadix.