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The Staircase wit
/ performance

30 November 2019, 20.30
Stoa 42, Athens

Εξάρτηση από την Aνεξαρτησία.
Something has been said at the top of the staircase. I stay speechless. The abyss is the hollow that can remain open between the failure of nature and the delay of the supplement.

The staircase wit/ το πνεύμα της σκάλας/ l’esprit d’escalier is a term used for the predicament of thinking of the perfect reply too late. It means that I often think of what I could have said or said more right after leaving a conversation. This name for the phenomenon comes from philosopher Denis Diderot's " Le Paradoxe du comédien " , " Paradox of the actor ".
(text written by Eric Stephany)

With the support of DRAC Île-de-France.

Concept, artistic direction

Eric Stephany


Aria Boumpaki


Emilie Pischedda


Petros Touloudis