MOI QUI ME PARLE À MOI-MÊME DANS LE FUTUR
The iconoclastic performer Marie Brassard portrays moments from her childhood as she plunges into the twists and turns of time. A poetic autofiction that is incantatory and hallucinogenic.
In Search of Lost Time
Time exploded into a thousand fragments, the origins and the end of the world coexisting in the moment. A child who dreams, creating monsters and fears, and a dying old lady – Marie Brassard, a curious, scintillating elf, invites the audience to question the tangible and to challenge the intangible. She presents a personal myth of the creation of the world, portraying moments from her childhood and delving into the twists and turns of time, finding herself back in the mists of dreams.
With her inquisitive mind and sensitive body, she marks her much anticipated return to the FTA with an entrancing odyssey concocted from memories of her adolescent years in a small town spent listening to loud music and dancing in bars, fearlessly plunging forward toward the future.
Filmmaker Karl Lemieux’s video images are in perfect symbiosis with her fragmented universe. She shares the stage with the musicians and composers Alexandre St-Onge and Jonathan Parant as she presents a poetic autofiction that is incantatory and hallucinogenic.
Infrarouge / Bewitching and Beguiling
Marie Brassard created the Montreal theatre company Infrarouge in 2001, exploring a multimedia art form that incorporates sound, images, speech and movement. Her first solo piece Jimmy, créature de rêve was presented in Dublin, New York, Paris and Melbourne. La Noirceur, Peepshow and L’Invisible involved collaboration with artists from here and abroad. The company’s sixth piece, Moi qui me parle à moi-même dans le futur, has been performed in Vienna, Ottawa and Berlin.
PRODUCED BY INFRAROUGE
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BYMARIE BRASSARD WITH MARIE BRASSARD + JONATHAN PARANT + ALEXANDRE ST-ONGE MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN JONATHAN PARANT + ALEXANDRE ST-ONGELIGHTING AND VIDEO DESIGNMIKKO HYNNINEN FILM 16 MM + VIDEO KARL LEMIEUX + PHILIPPE TREMBLAY-BERBERI SOUND EDITING + SOUND DESIGNFRÉDÉRIC AUGER
COPRODUCTION FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES + THÉÂTRE FRANÇAIS DU CENTRE NATIONAL DES ARTS + WIENER FESTWOCHEN (VIENNE) + THEATER IM PUMPENHAUS (MÜNSTER)
PREMIERED IN JUNE 2010 DURING THE WIENERFESTWOCHEN AT THE BRUT IM KÜNSTLERHAUS, VIENNA
WRITTEN BY DIANE JEANTRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH
MARIE BRASSARD (MONTRÉAL)
Protean and Poetic
A multidisciplinary artist ever keen to explore new forms of artistic expression, Marie Brassard created her first solo work in 2001, Jimmy, créature de rêve.
This was followed by striking pieces such as La noirceur, Peepshow and L’invisible, all of which were presented at the FTA before going on to tour Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Inspired by dreams, otherness and altered states, she makes exquisite use of sound, images and new technologies as she journeys beyond the boundaries of the tangible, the barriers of chronology dissolving as she probes different possible realities.