CORPS עם לי
live performance, 10' (2014)
Created and performed by Yoanna Blikman
Corps עם לי is a piece which is based on a linguistic research where I explore the process of articulation. I use the letters of my name as my alphabet and tend to articulate each of them, using all my limbs to answer the question « what's your name » « eikh korim li » in hebrew. This performance is turned to the public, as a constant try of speech.
During my research, I have been studying differents manifestations of aphasia, trying to understand physically emotionally what is happening to the person who is stuttering.
Being an immigrant, I feel sometimes that I make a constant exercise of translation. The title of the piece, Corps עם לי is a joke which only somebody who understand both French and Hebrew can catch : corps means body, עם לי means with me, and together it means in hebrew : “my name is”.