"Chambre de Paix, Chambre de rêve" by Véronique Duhaut
Espace culture - between June 20 and July 7, 10h to 18h45
varnishing June 20, 18h
reading 20 to 30 mn during the varnishing "Une soirée" & "Trois tableaux" by Virginia Woolf by Sylvie Boutley

@ Véronique Duhaut
"The room where intimacy is ours.
The bed where the dream is created.
The dreams accumulate.
Time divides itself.
Memories like snapshots are engraved into us.
Life remembers and does us unveil..."
Véronique Duhaut

Véronique Duhaut
Digital photograph, visual arts artist, videographer
Born in 1960, lives and works in Avignon.
Since childhood, my eyes seize images amongst everyday life here and elsewhere. My encounter with the arts, through theatre and dance quickly lit and triggered the fixing and development of my eye. Onto film in that period!
With the changing of the times, from film to digital, I explore the successive photographic techniques, with film and sound. Self-taught: equipped with the most common apparatus, from which I invent my proper procedures. Thus instinctively constructing and bringing to light, a personal imagery, expressionist or oneiric, translating the inexpressible, torment and hope.
Each image is for me the representation of an ineffable emotion, because there are no longer any possible words at that moment.
My research is that of jostling the watcher, sowing doubt in his gaze, retaining it, taking it elsewhere and making it talk.
I like the interrogation in front of an image. Don't say to much, let sensations and disorder to open the doors...
18 rue Neuvilly
84000 Avignon France
tel. : 04 90 87 15 13 or 04 88 61 13 08
mobile : 06 13 56 28 66

READING 20 à 30 mn "Une soirée" & "Trois tableaux" by Virginia Woolf by Sylvie Boutley

@Véronique Duhaut

"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works." V. Woolf
Literature proving itself as theatre
Letting words speak out
Giving back through the theatre the intensity of a lost intimate moment ('the open intimity of the person who is writing and the person who is reading,' as Maurice Blanchot said).
In order to share this experience by carrying out a transformation, one has to first of all listen to what the words have to say, in the playful space of the theatre, where these words become bodies, lives and thoughts.
To be a part of the theatre one must leave literature through literature, and imagine the original work, the completed work, as something else. Experience it in another time, on another stage.
This is a theatre of exploration, a potential space to give meaning, through the simultaneous appearance of images and words.
By the poetization of bodies, by the art of suggestion, ask the audience to become, during the performance, a conscious mind, aware, full of dreams and alert to the bodies and voices.
From conception to performance
I find that I always face a dilemma whenever I begin a project in the actual concrete space of the theatre. On the one hand we have the living thing, the human bodies, the place where the living word, which is the theatre, is exhibited and on the other hand, we have the work of art: the poem, the text, the place of intimate exchange and of silent meeting, which Blanchot describes in the 'Espace Litteraire'...
I think, like Maeterlinck, that the living thing can destroy the masterpiece, the poem. It is always this challenge that we must tirelessly take up whenever we take a literary work (not written for the theatre) and turn it into a work for the theatre.
What can the actor or the director do faced with this finished work? Perhaps try and give back - by a presence, by something human, something living - a certain fragility, and the doubt which led to the conception of the work. Moments of doubt and sometimes discouragement and autoderision as often as possible.
Sylvie Boutley

Sylvie Boutley
Sylvie Boutley, who trained as a dancer and was a contemporary dance teacher and performer for many years, discovered in 1985 the world of the theatre with the stage director Claude Esnault and worked with him as an actress and an artistic collaborator. She now directs the 'La Roquille' company (formerly known as the S,B***) and the Avignon playhouse which has the same name. This playhous fulfills a role of research, creation and training. A tutor at the university of Aix-Marseille, she also teaches in the theatre department of the Avignon conservatoire.
Compagnie La Roquille
3, rue Roquille - 84000 Avignon
04 90 85 43 68
English translation : Emilie Crapoulet & Emily Blake