"The Ninth school" / Credits Sebastien Cotte - ARTCENA

AVIGNON / Focus on "The twelve hours of scenography! Throwback(s) from the Prague Quadrennial"


July 10, 2019, at the Maison Jean Vilar, Avignon

A few weeks after the end of the Prague Quadrennial, Provence has become a land of scenography by hosting the event "The Twelve Hours of Scenography ! Throwback(s) from the Prague Quadrennial " organized by ARTCENA.

An original twelve-hour program highlighted the experience of the Quadrennial but also pursued some line of thoughts and reflections, with:

  • the exhibition and activation by the Ninth school of its pavilion,
  • Nina Bonardi's performance "Trajets buissonniers", student at the EnsAD, hosted in residence by the Ninth School,
  • public readings of four texts that inspired the creation of the pavilions given by four major actors in the bucolic setting of the Garden,
  • the continuous projection of two unreleased films,
  1. France at Prague Quadrennial :

ARTCENA offers in this report a guided tour by Philippe Quesne and other figures of the Prague Quadrennial, the two French pavilions and a selection of foreign pavilions.

Production: ARTCENA
Director, screenplay and editing: Géry Sanchez, Cyril De Graeve and Sébastien Cotte

  1. Quadrisequences :

A film shot on June 7, 2019 between 15:00 and 15:37 at the Quadrennial of Prague by:

Celine ATALLAH / Juliette BAIGNE / Dimitry BENAUW / Mathilde BENNETT / Garance BLACHIER / Nina BONARDI / Cécile BOOS / Emma BOUVIER / Waren BOYEAU / Alexandre DENICOURT / Esther DENIS / Leonie DESCHAMPS / Charlène DOMINGUEZ / Luna DUCHAUFOUR-LAWRANCE / Hortense GESQUIERE MONSUEZ / Victor GONZALEZ / Jo Grillet / Pauline LACROIX DUCOUSSO / Léonie RACY / Diane REYNIER / Auriane ROBERT / Joséphine SENS / Arnaud TETELIN / Gala VERNHES-CHAZEAU

students in grades 2,3,4 and 5 in Scenography
at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

Under the direction of
Patrick Laffont Lojo & Elise Capdenat

  • a panel discussion : "Imaginary worlds ... possible worlds?"

Exchange around the inventions of places, utopian scenographies and of subversive modes of representations that allow worlds to be seen and imagined differently. In an era that is both global and fragmented, how to create passages and encounters, to make a community, to inhabit the link to the territory in displacement ? Do the sensory worlds and sensory journeys invented by artists offer spaces of insurrection of the imagination that allow the crossing of borders and come into resistance with the acceleration of the time ?
With Frédérique Aït-Touati, director and researcher at the CNRS, Hubert Colas, director and scenograph, director of the festival actoral, Marketa Fantova, artistic director of the Prague Quadrennial 2019, Sébastien Thiery, political scientist and coordinator of PEROU actions , Philippe Quesne, artist, scenographer and director of Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre dramatique national, curator of the french pavilions at the Prague Quadrennial.
Moderator : Camille Louis, philosopher and dramaturg

The podcast of the meeting will soon be uploaded online

  • a special evening with a concert by the group of moles "Maulwürfe".

Three giant moles from "Maulwürfe" set the Calade on fire with an underground DJ set. "Maulwürfe" was formed for the creation of Philippe Quesne's La Nuit des moles.