My place in society does not allow me to play Russian roulette, to open a casino, to carry on a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton, to dress myself out of a fashion magazine, to wear sneakers Made in China. My place in society requires me to barely lift a finger, to spy on my concierge, to wait for the bus, to reread the rules which govern my access to the penal code, to put my socks on right side out, to carry on a normal conversation, to correctly spell the following words: ? WARNING, DON?T MOVE, YOU?RE ON CAMERA? (tonelessly), to open a bank account, to climb the walls, to smoke and drink to excess. I?m a folk tale hero. 340,000 copies sold every year. I hold the department store sales record for 40 years. To answer to the question: What color is Henry IV?s white horse? Question... Answer...


series of actions and performances,

initiated by Catherine Baÿ

Brownstone Foundation - Paris - Oct. 2003 (extract)

Roel Hege, Nathalie Essirard,Béatrice Chéramy,Gaelle Jeandon, Noëlie Giraud

sound ludovic Germain, julien Gautier
video installation:Thomas Courcelle
Lighting: Corinne Durand
Video : Henry Taïd Veronique Adler Thomas Courcelle
editing : Thomas Courcelle

Thanks to
Gilbert and Catherine Bronwstone, Samantha Barroero, Nestlé and Fitform.


This time, their number has considerably grew: about ten, perhaps more…
Sitting in front of hypothetical computers, they seem to mimic switchboard operators in charge of a telephonic investigation about the consumption of Donuts and other derived alimentary products from them.
Repeating endlessly the same moves, walking the same paths, these Snow Whites seem stuck in the internal circle of an estranging work, till they get exhausted.
Unless it’s a single ritual (the function of which is) to exorcist our daily routine.