Art Center

Fri 2 June 2018 at 2 pm

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Emily Mast, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Benjamin Seror, Virginie Yassef, Céline Ahond & OKAYCONFIANCE

For this third Performance Day, La Ferme du Buisson is bringing together a mixed bag of international artists for an exploration of the interstices between the visual and the performing arts. Audience participation performances, an invisible show, a narrative concert, film performances, activated exhibitions and get-togethers model potential futures by delving in to norms and hierarchies, radically different ways of being and ventures in communality.

This year the festival invites visitors on a shared jaunt through our various spaces –theatres, studios, exhibition rooms, outdoor venues – in search of hybrid forms of expression embodying unorthodox points of view and modes of perception. Its subtitle is adapted from Ray Bradbury’s Plays for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond Tomorrow.

The worlds presented here are singular in the extreme, but their common factor is a projection of imaginative alternatives to the harshness of current social conditions. Each in its own way, these «science fiction» works dismantle the mechanisms– social, political, perceptual, corporal, artistic –that mould us today. In doing so they challenge the theatre’s authoritarian side by redrawing its lines and blurring the boundaries between stage and auditorium, audience and performers, characters and sets, image and action.

Here the theatre becomes a terrain for role-playing aimed at rendering spectators self-aware, so that, as Augusto Boal put it, "they can see themselves today and imagine themselves tomorrow."1


1-Theatre of the Oppressed, London: Pluto Press, 1979



Coproducers:Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Playground Festival Leuven (STUK & M-Museum), Grazer Kunstverein




All day

2–9pm / Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz - video screening / loop, 20 mins

2–9pm / Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa - video screening / loop, 50 mins

2pm–midnight / Céline Ahond - exhibition and guided tours



2:30pm / Emily Mast * - performance / 1 hour | activation by the audience / 30 mins

4pm / Virginie Yassef * - show / 40 mins

5pm / Emily Mast * - performance / 1 hour | activation by the audience / 30 mins

6:15pm / Digressions: Virginie Yassef - book launch

7pm / Emily Mast * - performance with protocol / 1 hour | activation by the audience / 30 mins

7:30pm / Benjamin Seror & The Masks * - performance / 1h 20 mins

7pm - midnight / OKAY CONFIANCE - event / 5 hours


*seating limited/booking essential on 01 64 62 77 77 (with a surprise contribution from OKAY CONFIANCE)


infos pratiques

Festival Pass

Full price: 10 €
Reduced price : 8 €



book in advance on 01 64 62 77 77

1:15pm: Paris-Opéra Bastille > Ferme du Buisson

12:30am: Ferme du Buisson > Paris-Opéra Bastille

(with a surprise contribution from OKAY CONFIANCE)