La Petite Torpille Esthétique, part 2
Happening, La compagnie centre d’art, Marseille, 2019



“No stigmatas,

A beautiful ritornello,

It’s the memory it left,

The little aesthetic torpedo.

Because it must disappear,

In a beautiful eruption !

Once the lather would dispel, we’ll dive again in ether, with or without swimwear.

Then comes the holy days,

Where we extend this bubble euphoria,

Maybe we love it because it’s no longer here


After all, it’s an accursed share !

We remember it as we remember a joke

We never, NEVER know how to describe the way it appeared to us

It was all of a sudden !

If we take it back, we’ll must burst it again …

Maybe it calls back ?


“Bref, face au poncif de la farce ou de l’image d’Epinal, les normes esthétiques sautent.”

Peter Szendy, Tubes, la philosophie dans le juke-box, p.38


La Petite Torpille Esthétique (The Little Aesthetical Torpedo) is a series of performances and installations settled up as chain-reactions, involving jokes and hoaxes mechanisms and carrying references and gestures from popular magic shows.

The performer acts as a conductor to initiate a sequence of events led by the installation where every object is producing an act. A non-hierarchic and experimental storytelling is created by following all these objects-acts and that’s how the noisy, colourful and caricatural corpus is made.

Each happening lasts until exhaustion of every device. The installation is growing bigger every time its displayed because every object-act is reused and enhanced.

La Petite Torpille Esthétique comes and goes between the stage and the studio, each object calling out for a new act and conversely, to set-up this D.I.Y flavoured silly entity.