As soon as our touring residence group arrived in Marseille, Simon Macuh started singing this French hit song, at least once every couple of hours.
The song then followed me throughout the residency stay. At the beginning this rather charming tune was ok, but after a couple of days I have had it with the song and Simon singing it over and over again.
Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage!
Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage! Voyage, voyage! Voyage…
After a few days in Marseille I met with an old friend Charlie (a local), who told me there was a huge abandoned ship (25 meters long and 6 meters high) anchored right at the entrance into the old town harbor. For four days, I was racking my brain trying to come up with an idea for an intervention and working up sketches. Somehow none of the ideas seemed right. On day five, as I was discussing the ship’s symbolism and the possible visuals that could be used to adorn it with Orbit (Charlie’s moniker, perhaps his family name or his nom de plume), there comes Simon Macuh again out of the blue, singing his favorite song, Voyage, voyage!
I was furious, pissed off and called out to Simon, “enough is enough!” – when it suddenly hit me: the idea was right there, in front of our noses for the whole time, literally echoing inside my head: Voyage, voyage…
And so, as regards our trip to Marseille, I only have two words to say: Voyage, voyage!