© Isabelle Meister
© Isabelle Meister
© Isabelle Meister



  • De 60’ à 120’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • A Little or no text

Conception et interprétation: Yann Marussich. Éclairage et scénographie: Yann Marussich. Musique live et technique: Denis Rollet. Consultants béton: Marc Calame & Katharina Kreil (form/c). Production, communication et diffusion: Claire Félix. Administration et comptabilité: Nathalie Wenger. Production: Perceuse Productions Scènes. Coproduction: Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne. Soutiens: Ville de Genève, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Loterie Romande.

The courtyard of the Arsenic is transformed into a public square. A man stands in the centre, in a glass casing. A bit further off, cement is churning in a cement mixer truck whose pipe ends up within the casing. We see no workers, the man is alone, the cement is flowing. The man still has a chance of escaping: he holds two hammers in his hands… “With cement, I work with this material’s energy of death. This is not an intellectual posture, it’s a physical reality. To face it I have to work on myself to fill myself with an energy of life. I stage a ritual killing of man by cement. But there is a possible outcome.” Yann Marussich. After the glass cycle, in which the performer wrestled with kilos of broken glass, Yann Marussich began a new cycle of work in 2018 around cement, still searching for the limits of his body.