The floor of the empty room is covered with an indefinable number of cardboard panels, in what appear to be piles distributed at random. 900 cardboard panels with bizarre words written by hand are affixed to the walls one after the other with adhesive tape.
Shaken by an eccentric laugh, the three interpreters throw themselves on the ground, to get up then. Meanwhile, they brandish a cardboard panel. Obviously, they carry the weight of words and they are invaded by their associations. “Guantanamo beach”, “over 40’s mum”, “clean up” – statements, orders, headlines; the words, banal, personal or political overlap and drag us into a play of meanings. In this way, sequences are formed: “Brutal fun, brutally lost, lost occupation, still here …”. Following each other without any apparent order, the words occupy the space and transform it into a place of images – or words. Bodies leave the field open to the anonymous accumulation of exposed words and make them act. The room then looks like a battlefield.
The laughs are taken up live by the musician, amplified, rearranged, manipulated …
Written and directed by La Ribot
2011 version as part of his residency at Pôle Sud.
Performers Béatriz Beaucaire, Marjorie Burger Chassignet, Naton Goetz
Musician: Gaetan Gromer