I trusted you

Re-enactement of Andy Kaufmann, collaboration with Lauren Huret, Living in your Head, Geneva, 2013.

This performance is a collaboration with the artist Lauren Huret and his a re-enactement of a live performance of Andy Kaufmann.

I trusted you is a sentence taken by Kaufmann from an Elvis song and sang in Loop to the audience. This was considered as a statement de-claiming to saying that the relation between audience and performer is a matter of trust and that the performer trusts the audience to following him in his work.

So this statement places the audience at the center of the reception and the construction of the work and it totally opposes the attitude of asking to trust the artist who is presenting an artwork.

Below are a few pictures of the re-enactement with Lauren Huret and at the bottom the original performance by Andy Kaufmann.