Piece generated by its two participants in the environment of a silent library.
Two members of the audience become participants, sitting next to each other with books and headphones. They receive instructions both through text and sound, to trace what their creators call «an unusual path through a stack of books». The piece seeks to address the strange magic that occurs in reading, exploring aspects of sharing an experience with another person, which is usually personal and private. Ant Hampton and Silvia Mercuriali coined the term «autoteatro» for these pieces, which implies that the participants perform the piece for one another. It has been presented in various libraries and its creators are widely recognized in their own companies, Rototaza and Forced Entertainment, respectively.
Review in The Guardian by Lyn Gardner https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2011/apr/17/the-quiet-volume-review