L’Effet de Serge

Mousonturm Saal


The French artist Philippe Quesne and his group Vivarium Studio create stage poems or situations in a cinemascope format as though they were occurring right now – and by mistake. They who ponder what this is all leading to, they shall turn to Serge: in self-experiments he demonstrates for his friends (with the help of an automobile, and sometimes a sparkler or the Ride of the Valkyries) how humanity’s big questions can be answered. How can we understand nature? Why do we make art? How do we save the world?

Concept, director, stage: Philippe Quesne * With Gaëtan Vourc’h, Isabelle Angotti, Zinn Atmane, Rodolphe Auté mit Hermès, Tristan Varlot and local guests * Production: Vivarium Studio * Co-production: Ménagerie de Verre Paris * Supported by the Forum scène conventionée du Blanc-Mesnil, Festival Actoral Montévidéo * With kind support by the Institut français and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication/DGCA.