Opening: Saturday 11 November at 4 pm
from 11 Nov 2017 to 25 Feb 2018
Come aboard for a fascinating journey into the heartland of the imagination. Inspired by strange news item, Alex Cecchetti invites you to help him investigate a mysterious disappearance in a symphonic exhibition activated by synesthetic musicians, classical and contemporary dancers, mediator-detectives – and the artist and the viewers themselves.
"I died identity-free. Clothes labels, fingerprints, shoe sizes were unstitched, eliminated, washed off, bleached out and consigned to oblivion. The sole clue, a small scrap of paper hidden in a secret pocket of the trousers. Written on it, the closing words of a Persian poem: Tamam Shud. This is the end. This is all I am." Drawing on a strange news item, and calling on music, literature and dance, Cecchetti probes the mysteries of identity and disappearance.
"Tamam Shud" means "This is the end" in Persian, yet here it is the starting point for an adventure intermingling performance and poetry. Cecchetti gives his imagination free rein in the art centre's various spaces, in installations intended as chapters in a narrative combining the lyrical and the zany.
Interacting with each other from room to room, his multiple languages immerse us in a world that puts all the senses to work. At once an intimate space and the framework for a mysterious story, the exhibition has been designed as a vast musical score and becomes a locus for the merging of the fictional and the real. During the exhibition dancers, singers and musicians move into the installations to add to the poet's narrative.
Curated by Julie Pellegrin
With the participation of
Dancers: Hanna Hedman and Shihya Peng
Synesthetic musician: Natan Kryszk
Chef Le Chevalier: Chloe Charles
Reserve your dinner on the tarot table in the solo show "Tamam Shud" at La Ferme du Buisson
You can order dishes by poems written by Alex Cecchetti and coocked by the greatest Chloe Charles (ex residente chef at Fulgorances!). Limited places, only 6 dinners from 11th of November till the end of February§
call La Ferme du Buisson 01 64 62 77 77
a coproduction with Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw