'narrative accounts do not consist only of factual statements and arguments: they consist as well of poetic and rhetorical elements by which what could otherwise be a list of facts is transformed into a story'
[hayden white: historical emplotment and the problem of truth, 1993]
What are facts? What is fiction? How are facts transformed into a story or into so called 'history'? If your memory consists of a list of facts ('this is how it happened, that's the facts'), can you still call them facts when they are written down (either in form of a diary, novel, song, poem, thesis)? There is no "pure" factual (hi-)story.
'You say history, I say maybe' is an interactive mode of storytelling and asks the participant to continue a story respectively to (re-)write his-/herstory on an old typewriter. Fragments of a 'story' are written down on a paper next to the typewriter. Choose a fragments, choose a sentence, change, re-arrange or invent new fragments and put them into a story. Leave the paper in the typewriter, maybe someone will continue or change your story.
Someone sings her (pre-recorded) version through the telephone receiver. Is it your version?
typewriter, relay circuit, radio, tape player/phone receiver, microcontroller, contact mic
thx to diane morin for help