Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2014 - 2015

La traversée du chaos

3 contemporary authors and a director

From 8 to 19 September 2014 - Hors les murs


Eva Almassy, Claude Arnaud, Frédéric Ciriez and Hélène Mathon

Spelling out The Iliad and The Odyssey – your turn

Le chant des sirènes; Lorsque les héros sont des femmes; Résister à l’adversité; Voir les bouleversements du monde: using ancient texts, Frédéric Ciriez, Eva Almassy and Claude Arnaud have written about and taken a look at the world of today.

We invite you to do the same during the readings and writing and theater workshops actress and director Hélène Mathon is giving in high schools, bars, and libraries throughout the region, in collaboration with the authors.

Fragments d’Homère – a party

Saturday 20 September 2014 / Free


Meeting with the authors and participants in Hélène Mathon’s workshop for a joyful, festive journey through fragments of Homer’s texts!


Eva Almassy was born in Budapest in 1955 and has lived in France since 1978. Her first book, V.O., was published by Gallimard in 1997. Since 2006 she has been one of the “Papuans” on France Culture’s show, “Des papous dans la tête.” For La traversée du chaos, Eva Almassy is offering a text in which the heroes are women.

Claude Arnaud was born in Paris in 1955. In 1994 he was awarded the Femina prize for a first novel for Le Caméléon, as well as the Villa Médicis Hors-les-Murs. In 2004, his essay Qui dit je en nous?, which brought his research into the plurality of the “I” into the spotlight, won the Femina prize for essay. Arnaud is interested in how we stand up to adversity.

Frédéric Ciriez was born in Paimpol in 1971. After working as a satirist for La Presse d’Armor for a while, he published his first novel, Des néons sous la mer, in 2008, then Mélo in 2013, both with éditions Verticales. For La traversée du chaos, he is working with the siren songs that have drawn so many sailors to the bottom of the sea.

Hélène Mathon trained at INSAS (Brussels). She is a director, actress and artistic director for La Langue Écarlate, the company she founded in 2000. At Les Subsistances she has created Est by Eugène Savitzkaya (2009), Don Quixote which was a dream after Kathy Acker (2007), 100 ans dans les champs (2012) and a related short form: L’Omme vit très bien toute seule, which traveled beyond Les Subsistances with and at its partner organizations.




Dates & horaires

Sat 20 September 2014 / 15:00


Communiqué de presse

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