Why do we want things? For many years, Clément Layes’ work structured itself around the notion of materiality and agency. In a stage design recycled from performances of the last decade, he looks into the things that unwillingly accompany a given action; focusing on pollution, waste and destruction. Strangely, it seems that these so-called “byproducts” of our actions have, in their significance, outperformed the actions themselves. Through the construction of a two-sided character, Layes explores different perspectives within the realm of ecology.
PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT Clément Layes MUSIC Steve Heather STAGE Clément Layes, Jonas Maria Droste LIGHT Ruth Waldeyer PRODUCTION Joseph Wegmann
A production by Clément Layes / Public in Private. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe - Basic Funding. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.