Sette pièce tra campi e foreste

Paesaggi condivisi is a theatrical journey through fields and forests, seven immersive proposals to provoke an examination of our relationship with the landscape and nature.

What if the landscape were a theatre? What if art did not imitate nature, but rather allowed us to experience it collectively? What is at stake in our relationship with “nature” and its representations, in this era in which climate and resources have made us aware of our fragility and interdependence?

Paesaggi condivisi is an invitation to leave the theatre and spend a day in nature; walking and exploring fields and forests, spectators will discover seven works of art, seven variations on the theme of landscape. Stefan Kaegi, from the Rimini Protokoll collective, and Caroline Barneaud, curator of the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne, have invited ten European artists to share their visions on our relationship with the territory. Performative and choreographic interventions, sound and multimedia creations and dives into philosophy offer a collective and participatory experience.

Paesaggi condivisi is part of the European project Performing Landscape, which sees the involvement of eight partners from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia. Artists, cultural organisers and experts reflect on notions of art, the landscape and the territory. Drawing a visible and invisible map of the European locations involved, they reveal the spaces that the share through the lens of the arts and the sciences. An alternative way to examine and reinvent Europe together. Paesaggi condivisi made its debut on 14 May 2023 in Chalet-à-Gobet with the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and has currently been adapted and presented in the various locations involved: Avignon, Berlin, Milan, Ljubljana, St. Pölten, the Girona region and the Lisbon region.

Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)  

The Swiss and German director Stefan Kaegi invites the audience to lie down under the trees, to put on headphones, and to listen to a conversation recorded under similar circumstances. An immersion into sound for a shift in perspective.
Conversation with a psychoanalyst, a singer, a curious child, a forest ranger and a meteorologist.

Chiara Bersani e Marco D’Agostin 

Chiara Bersani and Marco D’Agostin are two Italian artists, one with disability and the other not, who have been exploring the notion of “political body” together for the past ten years. 
With a local performer, using bodies and words, the duo will stage a strange picnic in which the landscape will become a space of sharing as much as an inaccessible space.

Sofia Dias e Vítor Roriz  

Portuguese choreographers and performers Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz have developed a choreographic language that includes text and voice, creating shows, performances, and podcasts as well as installations… For Paesaggi Condivis, the duo has composed a sound and choreographic piece for audio-guide headsets, which simultaneously guides two audience groups through the forest, in a kind of pas de deux or surrealistic ritual, between instructions and daydreams. A personal meditation and a collective experience that interrogates our relationship to what surrounds us.

Begüm Erciyas e Daniel Kötter

Begüm Erciyas is a Turkish-Belgian artist who develops theatrical devices that offer audiences individual and intimate experiences in a collective context.
Daniel Kötter is a director and filmmaker, and has directed a
series of virtual reality documentaries that explore the effects of extraction on landscapes and communities.

Ari Benjamin Meyers 

Ari Benjamin Meyers, an American artist and composer living in Berlin, creates musical pieces for international stages and museums. He is particularly interested in formats that deploy the social and performative issues at stake in music.  He takes advantage of this unique occasion to deploy a piece for an entire territory and an entire afternoon and composes for Paesaggi Condivisi UNLESS, 4 musical and sculptural works for the trees, the ground, the birds and the air, which unfold as the landscape and the day go by with 6 local musicians.

El Conde de Torrefiel

El Conde de Torrefiel is a Spanish collective that creates visual and textual theatre pieces in which theatre, choreography, literature and the visual arts cohabit. For the end of the day and of the route, El Conde de Torrefiel will install the audience in a situation in which they will contemplate a “subtitled” landscape, augmented by an LED screen on which thoughts, questions, perspectives and revelations will unfurl. A collective reading of the landscape which will highlight the imperceptible and some of the fictions that govern our representations of nature.

Émilie Rousset 

French director Emilie Rousset uses documentary research to create theatrical, installative, and filmic forms in which actors embody the collected archives, creating fruitful superpositions between reality and fiction, original and copy. For Paesaggi Condivisi, she met with an agroecology  advocacy officer, a tractor farmer and a bio-acoustician, and recorded their words. Performers and a machine replay these original and several versions, inviting the audience to contemplate, upend, and examine the connections between science, technology, economy and landscape.

PAESAGGI CONDIVISI Sette pièce tra campi e foreste
Duration (estimation) : 7 hours, including breaks Performative land art (theatre, performances, music…)
Concept and curation Caroline Barneaud, Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)
With pieces by Chiara Bersani and Marco D’Agostin (Italy), El Conde de Torrefiel (Spain), Sofia Dias and Vítor Roriz (Portugal), Begüm Erciyas and Daniel Kötter (Turkey, Belgium, Germany), Stefan Kaegi (Germany, Switzerland), Ari Benjamin Meyers (USA, Germany), Émilie Rousset (France)
Artistic assistant Giulia Rumasuglia, Magali Tosato
Stage manager Guillaume Zemor 
Production and coordination Isabelle Campiche, Aline Fuchs (Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne)
With the support of the production, technique, communication and administration teams of Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne
Coordination of Performing Landscape Chloé Ferro, Monica Ferrari,  Lara Fischer (Rimini Protokoll)
Production Rimini Apparat (Germany) and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne (Switzerland)
Coproduction Performing landscape, European consortium: Bunker and Mladi Levi Festival (Slovenia), Culturgest (Portugal), Festival d’Avignon (France), Tangente St. Pölten – Festival für Gegenwartskultur (Austria), Temporada Alta (Spain), ZONA K and Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatro d’Europa (Italy).

Berliner Festspiele (Germany).

Performing landscape, European consortium: Bunker and Mladi Levi Festival (Slovenia), Culturgest (Portugal), 
Festival d’Avignon (France), Tangente St. Pölten – Festival für Gegenwartskultur (Austria), Temporada Alta (Spain), ZONA K and Piccolo Teatro di Milano Teatro d’Europa (Italy).

Berliner Festspiele (Germany).

pic © Léonard Rossi

With the support of INVR Berlin for the virtual reality headsets.

The concept creation was funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany)

The prototype in Lausanne was supported by Jorat natural park, the City of Lausanne, the Competence Centre in Sustainability of the University of Lausanne.