« What Are They Asking For?
To Become Something »

A video and sound installation by
Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós (le peuple qui manque / a people is missing) produced by the 15th Biennale de Lyon

From September 18, 2019 to January 5, 2020
15th Lyon Biennale “Where the waters comes together with other water” (Fagor Factory venue)

In January 1789, the pamphlet is organized around three hypothetical questions and Sieyès’ responses. The questions and responses are: What is the Third Estate? Everything. What has it been hitherto in the political order? Nothing. What does it desire to be? To become something…”

What would happen if, at the end of an ecological revolution, those who “conjugate verbs in silence” – plants, animals, forests – those who act on us as much as we act on them – officially entered in politics in their turn? If the Estates General of 1789 were to be updated today, not only against privileges, but for a welcome for all the beings who inhabit the world, what would then be the form of this enlarged parliament, its procedures of representation, translation, citizenship, diplomacy?

In a fragment of a set borrowed from Philippe Quesne, this installation invites us to rethink our enunciative policies and poetics.

With Mark Alizart, Yves Citton, Joanne Clavel, Emanuele Coccia, Jacques Demarcq, Marielle Macé, Virginie Maris, Corine Pelluchon, Jacopo Rasmi, Anne Simon, Camille de Toledo, Sophie Wahnich

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Image : Aurélien Py, Prisca Bourgoin, Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós / Sound : Martin Descombels, Aliocha Imhoff / Editing & Color Grading : Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós / Thanks : Claire Moulène, Yoann Gourmel, Isabelle Bertolotti, Palais de Tokyo’s curatorial team, Eva Maréchal.

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