The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume, co-created by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells is a self-generating show for two people in which the only actors are the two participants themselves. Originally commissioned as part of itinerant festival, Parallel Cities, the show has visited many libraries around the globe. The Quiet Volume explores the particular tension common to all libraries worldwide; a combination of silence and concentration where different reading experiences unfold and where our imaginations run riot. The two participants sit side by side and receive instructions in the form of both written words and whispered words through headphones. They find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books and entering the strange magic at the heart of the reading experience. The show is in Castillian and takes place at the Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya and if you’d like to experience it for yourself, tickets can be reserved at the Mercat de les Flors website: www.mercatflors.cat.