ESMÉ PLANCHON: Je fais mon cinéma, a video performance (in French only)

During its closure, the Foundation offers a digital program around the exhibition “My cartography: the Erling Kagge Collection“.

Je fais mon cinéma

In partnership with the festival Les Rendez-vous du Son

Performance (in French)
► Duration: 15 minutes


Presented by Esmé Planchon, storyteller, performer and author, ‘Je fais mon cinéma’ is inspired by the films of German artist Peter Wächtler, who is represented by six works in the exhibition My Cartography: The Erling Kagge Collection.

Esmé Planchon is a French author of literature for children and young adults, and an actress. She trained at conservatoires in Paris, before studying at La Maison du Conte from 2015 to 2017. She performs as a storyteller in cinemas and at festivals, and gives storytelling tours of museums. She has published two novels for young people, Faut jouer le jeu (L’École des loisirs, 2014) and On habitera la forêt (Casterman, 2019).

Born in 1979 in Hannover (Germany), Peter Wächtler revives the relationship between pictures and narrative, making his own fiction – and pathologies – the subject matter of his drawings and animation films, which take up the codes cartoons. Wächtler’s work has been shown at Kunsthalle Zurich, the Lyon Biennale, MAMCO in Geneva among others.

Peter Wächtler, Far Out, 2016 video HD 04:24 min.
Courtesy the artist and dépendance, Brussels; Lars Friedrich, Berlin; Reena Spaulings, New York.