©Simon Letellier
© Simon Letellier
© Simon Letellier

Old Masters (CH)


  • 55’
  • G Hearing loops
  • E Partially-sighted spectators welcome
  • D 2018-02-11 17:00

Une pièce de: Old Masters – Marius Schaffter, Jérôme Stünzi, Sarah André. Conception, construction, écriture: Sarah André, Charlotte Herzig, Marius Schaffter, Jérôme Stünzi. Interprétation: Charlotte Herzig, Marius Schaffter. Musique et sons: Nicholas Stücklin. Création lumières: Jonas Bühler. Administration: Laure Chapel. Production: Old Masters. Coproduction: TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, Genève. Soutiens: Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Fondation suisse des artistes interprètes, Action intermittents.

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In Fresque, two individuals of middling ages are faced with a module. Two friends, two lovers, two brothers and sisters? Never mind, they spend time together, visit each other, work on their creations, ask each other questions, write each other letters, love each other and make each other want to vomit. A play in three acts created at the Théâtre de l’Usine, Fresque recounts the creative quest of Charlotte and Linus. They devise a piece of work, constituting the nub of their tender, mischievous and gleeful dialogues. The module, at once excessive and piddling, turns into the den of all imaginings. It becomes charged with the thoughts of the two protagonists about the passage of time, love and death, finally emerging as vanity.
Old Masters is an emerging collective from Geneva, made up of the performer and geographer Marius Schaffter (1980) and the artists and scenographers Jérôme Stünzi (1981) and Sarah André (1984). Attracted by an aesthetic of the derisory, they attempt to deconstruct scientific and artistic discourse by calling upon beauty and truth at the table of the trivial and the insignificant, and by relying on a solid economy of means and competencies. After Constructionisme (2014), Old Masters offer a new form of storytelling based around the artistic object.