A novel written orally by the artist Benjamin Seror.
Mime Radio was performed and written orally by French artist 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 that 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 was recorded on a Tascam DR 40, and transcribed by Clare Noonan.
Born 1979 in Lyon, Benjamin Seror lives and works in Brussels.