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I acted as if I had arranged a rendez-vous with someone at 4pm in a cafe. As nobody came I left after half an hour.

16 / 08 / 2009

For several months I acted as if I knew that the Vélib station closest to my flat was already full*.  I therefore anticipated this and left my bike in the station before that, making the rest of my journey home on foot.

*for those who are not familiar with the Vélib bike-rental service, there’s always an element of anxiety as to whether there will be a free spot available or not.

start: -- / 07 / 2009


An afternoon, I acted as if I needed a binding comb to join documents. So I bought a pack in the nearest shop.

-- / 07 / 2009

One day, I acted as if my dirty laundry was delicate. I washed it on the “delicate” cycle and hung it out instead of using the tumble-drier.

-- / 07 / 2009


One evening a friend invited me to watch Sleeper on cinema. I declined it explaining that I wanted to act as if I already had seen it a couple of days before.

24 / 05 / 2009


For three days I acted as if it was night. When I was inside I switched on the lights even though they weren’t needed.

start: 25 / 05 / 2009
end: 27 / 05 / 2009

One morning I woke up as normal and acted as if I had already shaved. I therefore didn’t shave - leaving me with a 5 o’clock shadow.

-- / 04 / 2009


For a few weeks, when I was outside, I acted as if I had no means of telling the time. When I needed to know the time I asked passers-by or searched for a clock.

start: -- / 04 / 2009
end: -- / 05 / 2009

For a couple of weeks I acted as if I liked sport. I went for a jog every Sunday and sometimes went swimming. I even played a few games of tennis.

start: 21 / 04 / 2009
end: 31 / 05 / 2009


One day I acted as if I knew the winning numbers for the lottery. I used only grid because I only needed one chance.

11 / 04 / 2009

For a couple of months, I made several visits to Père Lachaise cemetery acting as if I had known Hratchine EKSERDJIAN who is buried here. The first time was a simple visit; I spent 3 minutes in front of his grave. The second time I washed his grave. Since then I have gone back to spend time there.

start: -- / 04 / 2009

One morning getting off the RER train at Cergy Prefecture (Paris suburb), I acted as if the police were waiting at the turn-style to stop people travelling without a ticket. Instead of using the turn-style as normal, I went back to the platform, took the train back to the first station, picked up a ticket there and re-made my trip to Cergy Prefecture and used my ticket to pass through the turn-style.

11 / 03 / 2009


An afternoon while coming home, I acted as if my shoes were all wet. I dried them for four hours on my radiator and put my socks in the washing machine.

-- / 03 / 2009


For about ten days I acted as if the street I live on (rue Montgallet, Paris) was a cul-de-sac (blocked at Avenue Daumesnil). During this time I changed my route for  most of my usual tasks, when I was shopping, doing my washing, and picking up a bike etc.

-- / 03 / 2009


1. My home

2. Metro station

3. Public access bicycle station

4. Laundry

5. Supermarket

-----. The "no go" part

One afternoon while I was out walking, I acted as if I was hungry even though I wasn’t. So I ate a crepe and a hot dog.

-- / 03 / 2009


I acted several times as if I was deaf and dumb. In general these episodes lasted for several hours, so during this time I communicated through writing.

-- / 02 / 2009
05 / 02 / 2009

On several occasions, I acted as if there was a bin in the corner of my room. When I threw away my papers, they accumulated in a heap over the course of a few weeks.

-- / 11 / 2007
-- / 03 / 2009

During one day (12 hous exactly), I acted as if I was stark naked. I stayed in my bedroom in order to avoid being “seen” by my flatmates and therefore didn’t eat for the entire day. Luckily I was able to wash because the bathroom connects to my bedroom.

16 / 11 / 2007


An evening while coming home, I acted as if I couldn’t find my keys. So I knocked on the door wishing someone could open. Luckily, one of my flatmates was here. Since, I repeated this experience several times, and each time somebody was here to open.

27 / 10 / 2007
-- / 03 / 2009


One afternoon, for a couple of hours, I acted as if I had no desk in my room. I put all the things that were usually on my desk on the floor and used them like that.

19 / 09 / 2007