The piece is called Plouf!, which in French stands for ‘splash’ – it’s a piece that we did and performed first in Rio de Janeiro, and at that time we did it in the ocean, and we are recreating it here on the Thames. We will be in a tug boat, and the audience is going to be on a passenger boat leaving from the pier right in front of the Tate. [Speaking over radio] Good afternoon again, we’re just breaking away from Bankside Quay on a 45 minute round trip. The two boats are going to meet – we are going to read them a text, or actually two texts – one which I will read, which consists of written words, and another which Flavian will signal by means of flags, semaphores, morse code, foghorn, a series of maritime signals. JEAN-PASCAL FLAVIEN It is pretty structured in a way, because it kind of describes the relations between the two boats, like we start ‘please stop, stop instantly.’ BISMUTH: [Over megaphone] One: The Hold, Two: embark. Three: The light blue sky, the deep blue sea, the green brown boulders, the landing… The text that I wrote consists of a series of numbered fragments, each one is… some of them are sort of fragments of narratives that build up to a point and then break apart. Some of them are just constructed out of things that I’d written before, or things that I was thinking about. Others are built around these phrases that I took from maritime signal books. [Over megaphone] Your hand searches the top of the wardrobe, and there it is, wrapped in paper, not a key, but a map, more or less of a map, with some little things stuck to it, wrapped inside of it. Useful things to take with you, and… FLAVIEN: After talking with the people here at the Museum, they suggested that maybe it would be interesting if the public has a document where they can read what I am signaling, my part, because I won’t say what the sentences. So we produced a document which works like a map. You can unfold and have those significations. BISMUTH: [Over megaphone] Two crafts like ladels or palms side by side, and between them, around them, beyond them, the slithering folds of the deep blue sea, a plain, a sheet, it sinks and disappears into the light blue sky. The theme of the exhibition also is built around the idea of science and communicating through gesture. It’s a very simple gesture to read a story to someone, but I think it’s also a very powerful way of creating a sort of performative moment or environment, because just by reading a text, you create a world that’s as captivating as the one that you would encounter say in a movie theatre or in a theatre. [Over megaphone] SOS, Mayday, Mayday, Mike, I’m Stopped. X is for Xray. Stop your intention. Watch for my signals. You, you are standing in danger. All aboard. Man overboard. My vessel is healthy. My engines are going full steam ahead. You should stop your vessel. Your lights are burning badly. Your lights are out. My vessel is healthy. I am going on ahead. Are you drifting? Stop your intention. You are standing into danger. [inaudible 00:04:14 ] your ship. [inaudible 00:04:18 ] I am drifting. Watch for my signals. I am going on ahead.