According to Frankenstein or the modern Prometheus of Mary Shelley - Conception Jean-François Peyret. A poetic science fiction theater brings back to life one of the great myths of modern culture. Let's take pleasure in being scared!
Two hundred years ago, an Indonesian volcano plunged Europe into a sunless summer. Mary Shelley invented one of the last modern myths, Frankenstein, in the atmosphere of the end of the world, on the shores of Lake Geneva, with her friends, writers. Jean-François Peyret sets out on the trail of the monstrous creature, imagining his four actors locked up in a theater while the world is shaking and the climate is disrupting. Artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation ... Can we really recreate a human brain, invent autonomous computers, a creature that escapes finitude? The algorithms get carried away, a futuristic musical machine becomes uncontrollable. We enter into the monster factory, that strange laboratory where art and science might well engender the appalling.
The intrepid director exposes his theater to science to question our time with humor and poetry. He brings together for the occasion a quartet of cheering actors, including two great figures of the French theater, Jeanne Balibar and Jacques Bonnaff.
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