Des Place[s] – GIFF 2021
Des Place[s], GIFF 2021
Des Place[s]-2-© Alex Howling
Future Is Sensible

Des Place[s]

World Premiere
Benoit Renaudin, Isis Fahmy
2021, 50min
Experimental, Performance, Theatre
VO. French
Piera Bellato, Christina Antonarakis

Mixing augmented reality and theater, this performance is freely inspired by the observation protocol imagined by the writer Georges Perec by inviting the public to live and imagine the past, the present and the future of a public square in Geneva.

Schedules and venues

- Saturday 6.11 from Bibliothèque des Minoteries to Place des Augustins 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm

- Sunday 7.11 and Wednesday 10.11 from the Mobithèque to in front of La Comédie, on Promenade Louise Boulaz 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm

- Tuesday 9.11 and Thursday 11.11 from Bibliothèque de la Jonction to Place du Velodrome 2:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 5 pm

- Saturday 13.11 from Bibliothèque de St Jean to Esplanade de St Jean 2 1, 2.15 and 3.30 pm

An experience for six people at a time. Schedules and reservations directly on the Bibliothèques municipales' website.

In collaboration with

Mixing augmented reality and theater, Des Place[s] is freely inspired by the observation protocol imagined by writer Georges Perec in his story An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris. Equipped with an app and guided by the voice of an actress, six participants are invited to live and imagine the past, present and future of a public square in Geneva.


Benoit Renaudin, Isis Fahmy
Key collaborators
Key collaborators
Alex Howling (Illustrator), Raphaël Munoz (Developer)
Benoît Renaudin
Production design
Valérie Pierrehumbert, Jessica Friedling
Compagnie [IF] (Isis Fahmy)
Bibliothèques Municipales de Genève (Cassandre Poirier-Simon), Comédie de Genève (Blattler Olivier), Geneva International Film Festival (Paola Gazzani Marinelli)
Executive Production
Minuit Pile (Emma Ducommun)
Piera Bellato, Christina Antonarakis
Supported by
MIGROS Pourcent Culturel, République et Canton de Genève, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art
World sales
Isis Fahmy

Benoit Renaudin, GIFF 2021
Benoit Renaudin
1985, France
Prior works
2021, Flûtes !
2020, Cabanes
2017, Horde
Isis Fahmy, GIFF 2021
Isis Fahmy
1986, France
Prior works
2019, Contrevent[s]
2019, Polympe[s]
2016, Métro Kairo[s]


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