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National Premiere – Conference-performance
When Galileo pointed the telescope to the sky in 1609, he found mountains on the surface of the moon, turning it into another Earth, and turning the Earth into another planetary body, like any other, irretrievably disturbing, in this way, not only the cosmic order, but the socio-political order of the time.
Four centuries later, the role and position of our planet is once again shaken by the new sciences that reveal the way in which humans make it behave in unexpected ways. If Galileo taught us that the Earth moves, James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis discovered a dynamic and self-regulated Gaia. And once more, the entire societal order is questioned.
A conference-performance by the philosopher Bruno Latour and sociologist and stage director Frédérique Aït-Touati, in which the social and cosmic order is described as “moving towards an unparalleled political and ecological collapse”, as a result of the climate crisis.
Concept: Bruno Latour and Frédérique Aït-Touati
Text: Bruno Latour
Direction: Frédérique Aït-Touati
With: Duncan Evennou
Set design: Patrick Laffont De Lojo, Frédérique Aït-Touati
Video and Light design: Patrick Laffont De Lojo
Production: Zone Critique
Co-production: Centre Pompidou, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers with the suport of the NA Fund, Fondation Carasso and DICRéAM
Thanks to: Robert Woodford, Deep Time Cards
Support for the presentation at BoCA: Institut Français (Paris)
Co-presentation: BoCA and Culturgest