De Collectif Mxm & Cyril Teste, performance 2015
Jean Personne is a financial restructuring consult. With the requisite intelligence, charisma and assurance. Subject to the laws of benchmarking, he and his colleagues rate, assess and remove around the world and across the corridor. The cynical hero of a game he does not control, the actor both of other people’s eviction and his own decline, Jean is losing his footing and sinking into a torpor pressed by his fears and memories of his private life. Humorous and lucid, MxM tautly cuts into the muted violence of a system that is infiltrating our intimate structures.
Nobody is a film performance. Immersed in a real-time, visibly evolving cinematographic apparatus, the viewer, who is implicated in the creation, simultaneously witnesses both the projection of the film and its making. The collective injects the present of theatre into cinema and projects onto the stage the poetics of a single image. Teste breaks down and reassembles the political corpus of Falk Richter and constitutes a new scenario about managerial excesses and dehumanisation in the workplace.
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