Les foudres du Salève
In a one-of-a-kind artistic tracking shot, several artists breathe life into Geneva’s favourite mountain at the foot of the quarry that has disfigured the stone giant for decades.
What if the mountain could speak? Mt Salève, Geneva’s natural totem, watches in silence over the city with a green and rocky gaze. Sometimes the rock gives way and collapses angrily in a scream. Below, a deep, recognisable scar, like a wound on its surface: the quarry. Day after day, powerful articulated metallic arms greedily nibble on the greyish giant. Indeed, Geneva lives off Mt Salève’s flesh, for the construction of roads and buildings. For Antigel, it is time to let the mountain have its say with an explosive performance, designed like a gigantic sequence shot, where Genevans will get to stand at the mountain’s side and tame the quarry like one passes one’s index finger on a friend’s still-warm scar.
Cast and Credits
Idea Festival Antigel
Scenography Grégory Brunischolz
Concept et production Festival antigel, Éric Linder
Assistant production Gregory Brunisholz
Régie générale Gregory Brunisholz
Pyrotechnie Cédric Shaller
Régie lumière Denis Gobin
Régie son Daniel Laurent
Costume Léa Perenau, Anabelle Sixt
Danse Aurélien Doujé
Technique Rémi Scotto Di Carlo, Daniel Sahli, Yves Maye, Jimmy Verplancke
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