L’Homme qui marche (The Man Who Walks) is a small urban phantasmagoria, an in-situ experience that will draw the spectator into the world of architect Luc Laporte, with poems and music from his personal library.
This theatre project is the realization of one of the architect’s cherished dreams, a playful nod to Laporte’s fascination with puppets and with immense performance spaces as part of the urban landscape.
L’Homme qui marche was created by UBU in 2014, commissioned by Galerie 1700 La Poste, for the exhibition “Luc Laporte, architecte — Réalisations et inédits”.
RUNNING TIME: 20-25 minutes (loop)
TECHNIQUES: Puppet and Video Installation
Founded in 1982 and co-directed by Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin, UBU Compagnie de création produces a wide range of projects and events ranging from the exploration of unpublished texts or great operatic works to video installations and effigy theatre.
Excerpts from texts and poems drawn from Luc Laporte’s personal library + other literary overprints
Words: Lewis Carroll, Blaise Cendrars, Jean de la Fontaine, Jacques Prévert, Raymond Queneau and Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau
Design and Production: Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin
Performance: Carl Béchard
Technical Direction, Scenography and Video Montage: Pierre Laniel
Puppet: Claude Rodrigue
Mechanisms: Christian Hamel
Costumes: Marie Muyard
Sound: Julien Éclancher
Makeup: Angelo Barsetti
Camera: Pierre Laniel and Stéphanie Jasmin
Production Coordinator: Martin Émond