Pepper’s Ghost 1

Small theatre of illusion

Location: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, view access map
Prices and conditions

About the event

As part of The Centre for the Less Good Idea's residency at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.

Named after John Henry Pepper who popularised it in 1862, the Pepper’s Ghost is a 19th-century theatrical illusion technique that uses a half-silvered mirror and lighting techniques to bring forth ghosts and apparitions on stage. The Pepper’s Ghost has become a device that’s central to many of The Centre for the Less Good Idea’s key processes and methodologies for generating new collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Led by Bronwyn Lace, the Pepper’s Ghost workshopping & programmes feature the central theme of Activating the Archive, and use the hybrid analogue-digital mechanism to experiment with new ways of reading, speaking back to, and inhabiting archival material. Here, myriad sounds, gestures, and materials became tools for layering, agitating, rescripting and expanding upon the people, places, landscapes, rituals and knowledge systems represented in the images and films.

Performers | Angelo Moustapha, Micca Manganye, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Sbusiso Shozi, Anathi Conjwa, Dikeledi Modubu, Asanda Hanabe, Teresa Phuti Mojela, Vusi Mdoyi, Katlego Letsholonyana, Tony Miyambo, Christine Barthe, Marcus Neustetter & Anna Seiderer
Footnoters | Bronwyn Lace & Pélagie Gbaguidi

Practical information

Additional information

Estimated duration: 1h.
Doors open at 7pm.
Seated show, subject to availability.
English and French.
Shows begin at the time indicated: latecomers will only be allowed entry if this does not disturb the show.
This event will be filmed by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain teams for distribution on our digital communication platforms and those of third parties authorized by us. The audience may appear in the produced content. If a person appears in the produced content and wishes to be removed, please contact the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain at contact@fondation.cartier.com.

The Less Good Lounge
Documentation space Moments of Making (archives, documentary film and sound installation).
Bookshop space in collaboration with The Centre for the Less Good Idea and the Fondation Cartier.

Cafeteria Soré (African cuisine), open every day and evenings of performances.