My place in society does not allow me to play Russian roulette, to open a casino, to carry on a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, to dress myself out of a fashion magazine, to wear sneakers Made in China. My place in society requires me to barely lift a finger, to spy on my concierge, to wait for the bus, to reread the rules which govern my access to the penal code, to put my socks on right side out, to carry on a normal conversation, to correctly spell the following words: ? WARNING, DON?T MOVE, YOU?RE ON CAMERA? (tonelessly), to open a bank account, to climb the walls, to smoke and drink to excess. I?m a folk tale hero. 340,000 copies sold every year. I hold the department store sales record for 40 years. To answer to the question: What color is Henry IV?s white horse? Question... Answer...


series of actions and performances,

initiated by Catherine Baÿ

Porto - Trama Festival - 25th of October 2008 (extract)

Elisabete Magalhaes, Manuela Sao Simao, Dulcineia Neves dos Santos, Rita Belo, Ines Maniana Moitas, Catia Ferreira, Virginia Pereiru, Rute Rosas, Amarante Abramovici, Safira Maranho, Yoana Antunes, Ana Lucia Cruz, Vera Mota, Ana Monteiro, Mariana Amorim, Maria Joao Vila Verde

Image : Charlotte Batifol
Editing : Henri Taïb, ISOTOM Productions.
Sounnd : Ludovic Germain, LAPS DESIGN SONORE
Costume : Roël Stassart

Thanks to à Cristina Grande, Ana Conde, La Fondation Serralves, Dina Magalhaes, MAUS HABITOS.


16 Snow Whites, machine gun on hand, were walking around the city of Porto.

Caught sight of the first on the Bolhao’s market around 11, they reappeared at the central rail station around 12.30.
At 14.40, they take hold of the Bank’s strongbox and invade a shop on the Dos Aliados Avenue.
At 17.30 they are back in the area of the Sao Bento da Victoria monastery.

16 Snow Whites.
Duration: 8 hours