I told to nineteen persons a story that I read from my grandfather. He was a military doctor specialist in reanimation, the act of resuscitating dying people. The story was in fact a clinical synthesis describing the experiences, spoken to him by his numerous patients, of what happens just before you completely die. Two weeks before an exhibition I narrated it to nineteen guests, one person after another. I told it in condition that the person would tell it to two other members of the audience present during the exhibition opening.


The Reanimated Speak

Context: Cultuurhuis Diamantslijperij, Amsterdam, 2011.