Temple du présent – Solo pour octopus
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The octopus, with its nine brains, eight arms, three hearts and thousands of suction cups, is a true master at changing its color and performing various activities at the same time. Attracted by the unknown, he can learn from his experiences and a few specimens are even capable of empathy or have an individual
Form of humor developed. From an evolutionary branch that emerged parallel to humans, it would be quite possible for him to build an advanced civilization due to his special abilities, if the octopus could only pass on his knowledge from generation to generation – female specimens unfortunately die immediately after birth. Therefore, every newborn has to acquire all the knowledge alone and from scratch. What can people as spectators learn from these unique creatures capable of multi-tasking and color change?
The performance is based on the direct encounter and the relationship between octopus and humans according to their needs, in which the process of learning and interaction are the focus. In collaboration with ShanjuLab, a Gimel-based artist collective that meets animals with high ethical standards, Stefan Kaegi has created a theatrical, musical and cinematographic document in which, unexpectedly, the animal is the expert for once.
The spectacle was created behind closed doors at the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne in January 2021 and was successfully filmed by Bruno Deville and Bastien Genoud.
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