Bruno Freyssinet

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Bruno Freyssinet is a theatre director and project designer for La Transplanisphère (Paris, France).

He questions the appropriation and transposition on stage of contemporary political topics. Through cooperation projects, he stages performances linked to workshops and debates with audiences.

In 2009, he has co-directed Stuff Happens (David Hare) at Nanterre- Amandiers Theatre (France). The play questioned the second Iraq war.

3 projects supported by the EU Culture programme :

  • In 2011-2012, he has initiated Rec>ON (reconciliation) and it’s associated play The Descendants, in collaboration with Armenia, Germany and Turkey. The play has been first performed in Yerevan (Oct. 2011), then in Paris and Berlin (May 2012) and Wuppertal (April 2013).

    The Descendants, Yerevan (Armenia), Oct. 2012

    The Descendants, Yerevan (Armenia), Oct. 2012

  • In 2013-2014, he has run World Crisis Theatre, a project questioning the Financial and Debt crisis on European cohesion, in cooperation with partners from Iceland, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Sweden. In Summer 13, he led a first creative session staging The Power of Yes (David Hare) in Athens with a crew of 10 european artists, then performed in Epidaurus Ancient Theatre. This experience led to the creation of The European Crisis Games in Teatermaskinen (Sweden) in April 14, then on Tour in Berlin, Paris, Rome and Evora (Portugal).

    The European Crisis Games, Evora (Portugal), April 2014

    The European Crisis Games, Evora (Portugal), April 2014

  • In 2014-2015, he directed One Land Many Faces, a project exploring the european identity in progress in the frame of the migrants crisis. 6 countries was part of the partnership : Germany, Hungary, Belgium, UK, Spain and France. The project committed 5 international authors and a crew of 10 european artists including 2nd generation sons of migrants. The activities included workshops with refugees, students, amateur adults, and a tour in the 6 participating countries.

    One Land Many Faces, Berlin (Germany), Dec. 2013

    One Land Many Faces, Berlin (Germany), Dec. 2013

Sas lab, science – art – society

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sas means transfer airlock in french, like a space in between different spaces, a connection, a place where you can meet. sas is also an acronym for science-art-society.

Le sas is a group focused on research, design, production and dissemination of artistic and scientific works.

It associates la métonymie (digital art, with Ikse Maître) and La Transplanisphère (with Bruno Freyssinet) since September 2016.

Le sas aims to develop a culture of science-art-society projects, to promote a scientific and artistic culture and to accompany art-science projects. It revolves around art-science creations, art-science developments and art-science mediations. It opens up places for research and exchange within the academic research between artists and scientists.

Le sas is also a mobile art and science venue that meets the public. A first sas, Le sas>105, has been open since 2014 at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, Institute of Space Astrophysics), Paris-Sud University, Paris-Saclay University.

Since January 2017, a sas has been opened in the Cité des Sciences (City of Science and Industry, the biggest french museum for Sciences explorations). It brings together scientists, artists, teams and the public of the Cité to undertake experiments and collective creations. Actions are transversal. They are conducted between the Cité de la Santé (health), the Cité des Métiers (work) and the Carrefour Numérique2 (digital crossroad) under the impetus of the companies La métonymie and the Transplanisphère.

The sas>cité allows:

  •    To create a dynamic between public and teams of the Cité, but also scientists and artists in residence
  •    To enrich the initiatives already programmed by the City
  •    To present to the Cité original art-science works or works under development in La métonymie and La Transplanisphère
  •    And to encourage the public to start new projects

The sas> cité is developing its actions over the years 2017 and 2018.