Un Musée (de théâtre) est une installation participative internationale théâtrale et photographique qui invite les visiteurs à réaliser leur portrait, en associant une photo d’un XXème siècle à nos jours vidéoprojetée et un ou plusieurs mots. Un photographe réalise leur portrait.
This project is inspired by Heiner Müller’s play Hamlet-Machine. This text is about the History of the XXth century and especially about the history of the communist dream and its collapse. It gives also tools to question the present time. The project resonates through time and the various continents that we have met. The installation is an attempt to include, in the lapse of a snapshot, each person’s individual story into the Great History.
In each country visited, pictures representative of the local history and society are introduced into the photographical album proposed to the visitors. A reahearsal of the text in the local language is recorded with two local actors and broadcast as an off voice. Performances are realised in collaboration with performers in each country visited to question the meanings of the text by Heiner Müller in the place visited.
On the border between theatre, dance and visual art, this installation enables the participants to reveal their generosity, sensitivity and creativity.
This project has been created in Schauspielhaus in Freiburg in Germany then has opened its doors 16 times in France, India, Canada, Sweden, Korea, Cambodia and Romania. Traces of former editions are an integral part of the project : portraits of the visitors, sound recording of Hamlet Machine in various languages, teasers of performances realised in the set with international performers. Thus the various editions resonate between them, drawing a kind of sensitive and political cartography around the world.