‘Excerpt of a Day’ is an episode of sound from a day, from an everyday life. For Sanders, the perception of the ordinary, while walking, observing, exploring the space, is always a form of enquiry. In ‘Excerpt of a Day’, the real is returned to the possible. The absence of representation by means of visual images creates a mental space of sound, an imaginary vacuum out of which new images may arise. The spectator is thrown back on his or her own resources, screened off from the flood of images that surrounds us daily. So when a ‘real’, a representational image finally appears, neither content nor context is provided: an empty theatre stretches out over an imaginary audience, beyond the division between ‘seeing’ and ‘being’, ‘real’ and ‘acted’.

This work has been digitised in the frame of DCA Project