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The invention of bodies

Cultural, Festival, Litterature in Montauban
  • Event organized as part of the literary festival Lettres d'Automne.

  • A survivor of the massacre of the forty-three disappeared from Iguala on the night of September 26, 2014, Álvaro, who has nothing left to lose, heads for the American border. As indomitable as he is wounded, this gifted computer scientist soon finds himself in the clutches of an Internet tycoon, Silicon Valley sorcerer's apprentice, patron and apostle of transhumanism, who has just recruited a brilliant French biologist. By putting his life on the line, Álvaro slowly gets closer to love, and...
    A survivor of the massacre of the forty-three disappeared from Iguala on the night of September 26, 2014, Álvaro, who has nothing left to lose, heads for the American border. As indomitable as he is wounded, this gifted computer scientist soon finds himself in the clutches of an Internet tycoon, Silicon Valley sorcerer's apprentice, patron and apostle of transhumanism, who has just recruited a brilliant French biologist. By putting his life on the line, Álvaro slowly gets closer to love, and to the desire to be himself. A sprawling exploration of the networks that irrigate the contemporary – from the human body to the World Wide Web – The Invention of Bodies crystallizes the issues of modernity with a crucial sense of suspense, speed and spatialization.

    The voices of Nathalie Vidal and Jacques Merle, accompanied by creations made on stage by visual artist Isabelle Bonte, lead us into the folds of this dizzying story.

    “I imagined a centerless novel, made of folds and passages, links, hypertexts, which would split the movement of the contemporary world, adopting the Internet as subject and as form. {…} I wanted computers but also roads, earth, the poetry of tubes and nerves. I wanted to write a history of contemporary bodies, observe how time sculpts and deforms them, I wanted to look at them closely to find out what they tell us. “ Pierre Ducrozet
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • On November 22, 2022
  • Full price
    15 €
  • Reduced price
    12 €
  • Child
    6 €
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  • On November 22, 2022 at 8:30 PM