A symbolic experience, conceived around the stretching of a minute – the one just before crossing the threshold, before dying or before being born. For 30 minutes, in a space bathed in video and music composed by Olivier Mellano, this installation gives us the opportunity to experience together a seesaw between a before and an after, a metamorphosis at the level of matter, at the level of the particle. Be drop, burn fire, spin smoke, shiver ash, vibrate earth, glide air, flow rain, roll wave.e particle: be drop, burn fire, spin smoke, shiver ash, vibrate earth, glide air, flow rain, roll wave.

This creation is at the crossroads of live performance and installation. It offers a collective and intimate experience of a living relationship with a space in transformation.


Concept, artistic direction, images and set design: Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot
Sound composition and design: Olivier Mellano
IT design and development: Adrien Mondot, Loïs Drouglazet Stage manager: Jean-Marc Lanoë
Outside view: Stéfanie James
Editing: Loïs Drouglazet, Jean-Marc Lanoë,Yannick Moréteau in alternation Thanks to Paul Brossier and Pierre-Yves Mansour
Administration: Marek Vuiton, assisted by Mathis Guyetand Technical direction: Raphaël Guenot
Production and distribution: Joanna Rieussec
Production: Margaux Fritsch, Delphine Teypaz, Juli Allard-Schaefer
Production :Adrien M & Claire B
Coproduction: Les Champs Libres, Rennes Théâtre-Sénart, Scène Nationale, Lieusaint Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris

Support Fonds [SCAN] – Préfet de la région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: plan de sauvegarde du spectacle vivant 2020-2021 With the participation of DICRéAM – Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée

Adrien M & Claire B is supported by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the City of Lyon.


Immersive installation 2022 – Running time: 30 min – Some short sequences may affect photosensitive epileptics. 

From Oct. 11 to Nov. 11, 2023

Opening on Wed Oct. 11 at 6.30pm

Théâtre de l’Archevêché – Aix-en-Provence

Wednesday to Saturday, 3 pm to 7 pm

Free admission – on reservation


Program proposed as part of the Un Automne à l’Archevêché event organized by the City of Aix-en-Provence.