La folie Amalric 2022

MARSEILLE MUSIL MONSTER
A performance by Mathieu Amalric

I wanted to bring acrobats, the XY troop, but they weren’t available. So we’ll attempt another kind of acrobatics.
In my left hand, The Man without qualities, by Robert Musil, an unfinished work more then 2500 pages long; over the past seven years, an obsession, a magnet, a counterweight to help me not lose the thread.
In my right hand, the one who writes, the desire to make something 52×26 minutes long (one 26-minute episode, every week, for a year), with the firm conviction that that is what should be done.
And for our little “performance”, we will put on stage a table, a chair, a lamp, there’ll be a computer, some (fake) cigarettes, music, a somewhat large screen, voices on the telephone… and we’ll play with all that. Maybe not with 2500 pages but with two. Three or four at the most (I don’t know which ones yet). And truth be told, I’ll use the opportunity to work on them as if I really had to shoot them the next day. “What’s the image, what’s the sound, what’s the scene?”.
(Mathieu Amalric)

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