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Farm Fatale - Nanterre-Amandiers
Farm Fatale - Nanterre-Amandiers
Farm Fatale - Nanterre-Amandiers
Farm Fatale - Nanterre-Amandiers
Farm Fatale - Nanterre-Amandiers

Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Photo : Martin Argyroglo

Photo : Martin Argyroglo

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Nanterre, FR 92022

Farm Fatale

Conception, scenography and staging

Philippe Quesne

1 — 4 October 2020
Performed at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Duration
1h30
Location
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Performed in English with French supertitles

Show created on March 29, 2019 for Münchner Kammerspiele directory, Munich, Germany

Created in 2019 at the Munich Kammerspiele and Nanterre-Amandiers, and touring internationally, Farm Fatale returns to Paris at the invitation of Centre Pompidou. At the boundary between the human and the puppet, the peasant and the scarecrow, the five masked characters of Farm Fatale appear and settle against a spotless white background. The audience is then led into a heavily farm themed world, complete with haystacks, the crowing rooster, twittering birds, pitchforks and a collection of farm tools.

But in this world, humans have died out due to pollution. Only a group of poet scarecrows live on, running an independent radio station, singing, playing music, inventing slogans and sometimes waxing philosophical. Masked and speaking in distorted voices, these contemplative clowns attuned to the pulses of the planet may turn out to be somewhat familiar. In fact, these men and women striving for a better world are mostly daydreamers, poets and activists with a charming and intoxicating tendency to marvel at the beauty and diversity of nature.

These are disarmingly funny and kind heroes living at plant or animal level, somehow trying to steer clear of a rampant capitalism that destroys forests, lands and oceans. They’re slowing down, embodying what Philippe Quesne describes as “a theater of postapocalyptic deceleration.”

Biography
Related events
1 — 4 octobre 2020
Rencontres
Avant chaque représentation de Farm Fatale au cœur du Centre Pompidou, des rencontres sont organisées sur L'Ile de Crash Park, une installation de Philippe Quesne.
Avec les philosophes et auteurs Bruno Latour, Emanuele Coccia, Alain Damasio, Marielle Macé...
Rencontres conçues par Camille Louis.
(Programmation en cours à retrouver sur le site du Centre Pompidou)