The Empty House

  • Conception and performance : Joris Lacoste
  • Production: Échelle 1:1, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon
  • Support: Institut français, French embassy in Switzerland
  • Acknowledgments: Mr. Darrer

La maison vide is a show that functions as a one-on-one hypnotic session during which Joris Lacoste, through the sole power of words, creates the conditions for experiencing of a “prepared dream,” that is, the visit of a house made up of secret rooms, unexpected metamorphoses, and concrete emotions. It is a house to be dwelled in with one’s imagination.

After each performance, a public discussion takes place, the hypnotized spectator telling his experience.