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Fragments de vie

  • Duration: 30 min
  • France
  • Young audience
  • 768 vues

Cie Tête de Pioche

Blending visual art and performance, embark upon an unusual voyage in the company of a cast of characters created from old farm tools…

The audience is ushered into an antechamber, where they come across a collection of quirky sculpture-creations. Then two somewhat mysterious assistants arrive, guiding the spectators into a cabinet of curiosities lined with fifty strange characters made from old farm tools.
Fragments de vie offers a decidedly unique vision of the world, as Christine Saint-André lifts the lid on the astonishing microcosm she has created. Unleashing the poetic potential contained in these old tools, she rediscovers the life and soul of artefacts as abandoned as they are inanimate. With the addition of a simple head, sculpted from white clay, any old axe, hoe or shovel is transformed into a familiar figure: those ageless ladies in flowing black dresses synonymous with the countryside of yesteryear. Little by little, this Lilliputian cabinet of curiosities takes on the air of some lost rustic paradise… A performance-installation composed of multiple interconnected tableaux, connected by the eternal circle of the five essential elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.

Distribution and legal informations

  • Created and directed by: Christine Saint-André
  • Lighting: Azeddine Allag
  • Puppeteers: Jo Smith, Mathilde Henry
  • Stage manager: Mehdi Jabir
  • Production: Cie Tête de Pioche

More informations

  • Place of capture : Cave Centre François Miterrand
  • Collection : Mimos 2013

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