The behavior in social, interpersonal and personal level, daily and unconsciously is based on moral codes and tolerance relations, as opposed to others, and to our own selves. Their use has not only a moral reason, but it is the medium, thanks to which the society can work in harmony.
The performance Savoir Vivre comments on these values in order to slander them. It is composed of three books, from which, every time, I select a chapter. Each action is based on the books, which operate as carriers of knowledge. The part Savoir Vivre / good manners at the table as a guide of conduct in social terms, could refer to the codes and norms of the western world. What is acceptable and legitimate as behavior within their social context?
The Kama Sutra / the blows, the sounds of love and the sighs, one of the sacred texts of eastern civilization, unfolds in a teaching way -stressing whenever personal choice occurs- sex life and our relationship with the Other.
Finally, Ephraim Syrios ascetics, set limits and doubts towards the Self, the managing of choices and values. An Orthodox Christianity book which talks about handiwork. ("Ι 'Μ ΝΟΤ SURE, BUT I THINK THAT THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH ART" *)
* John Baldessari, The Pencil Story, 1972 - 1973