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Lits de Procuste (Procrustean beds)

Performance by Edith Brunette and François Lemieux

Date & time
Sunday, February 28, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Edith Brunette & François Lemieux


This event is free



Man with black apparel with his head is a digitized box Credit: Edith Brunette and François Lemieux

Procrustes is the name of an innkeeper from Antiquity who, according to myth, laid weary travellers upon a bed that served as his template. Bodies too large were sawed down; bodies too small, quartered. Lits de Procuste (Procrustean beds) are all the apparatuses that have reversed their functions and that demand their occupants adapt to their measure, rather than the inverse.

From this premise Edith Brunette and François Lemieux draw their watchword, a performance made to measure for these confined times.

Visit the gallery's website to access the link of the livestream.

“But the most beautiful thing about my burrow is the stillness. Of course, that is deceptive. At any moment it may be shattered and then it will be over. For the time being, however, the silence is still with me. […] the place feels both warm and cool. Sometimes I lie down and roll about in the passage with pure joy.” (Franz Kafka, The Burrow, translated from German by Willa and Edwin Muir).

As part of Going To, Making Do, Passing Just the Same.


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