In May 2015, publication of Mime Radio by the artist Benjamin Seror, designed by Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé, edited by <o> future <o>, and published by Bat, Adéra, CRAC Alsace, Kunstverein, Amsterdam and Sternberg Press.

Edited by <o> future <o>
Published by Bat, Adéra, CRAC Alsace, Kunstverein, Amsterdam, Sternberg Press
English edition
22 x 14 x 1,5 cm
136 pages
20 euros

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Mime Radio was performed and written orally by Benjamin Seror at a series of events over a two-year period, then transcribed and edited into a novel. The story revolves around a cast of eccentric characters, who meet at the Tiki Coco, a bar in Los Angeles that holds “Challenging Reality Open Mic” nights for amateur inventors and performers. Eventually, the protagonists get caught up in trying to help Marsyas, a character from ancient Greek mythology who lost his body after being defeated in a music contest against the god Apollo, to recover his voice, his very ancient voice. Unbeknownst to them, this recovery unleashes a disaster... Mime Radio is a novel about how language and perception can be one and the same.

Mime Radio will be launched at Kunstverein, Amsterdam on Thursday, April 30, from 7 to 10 pm, at the occasion of Benjamin Seror’s exhibition Mime radio (notes for chapter I to XII), on view from April 23 until May 2.

Mime Radio was recorded on a Tascam DR 40, and transcribed by Clare Noonan.

Mime Radio was edited by future and published by: Bat; Adera; CRAC Alsace; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; Sternberg Press.

Mime Radio was copyedited and proofread by Marnie Slater, and designed by Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé.

Mime Radio was printed in Belgium by Cassochrome and is distributed by Les presses du réel and Sternberg Press.