A former neuroscientist who specializes in memory disorders, Christoph Eates, 42, came that evening to present his new work to the public. Choose Christoph Kelk – Behind the scenes. A desk, a few copies of his book, a large two-tape tape recorder, here begins his speech, a little hesitant, a little embarrassed. Explain to him that he wants to understand the formation of our personal or intimate identity. “Our brains can be reconfigured according to our environment.” This is called “plasticity of the brain”. To develop his point, he relies on the case of patient Jeanne Licht, a former actress. After she underwent surgery to treat a brain tumor, Jane lost her memory. The circle of children is damaged: they can no longer create memories. For example, he could no longer access what had just happened ten minutes ago. She’s Frozen in the Past: She thinks she’s 27 when she’s…44.
As Christoph Eats transmits extracts from the recordings he made with Jane, little by little, his memories of her, of what she lived with, let the recorder chains come true. Immerse the audience in the reality of the shared past of this therapist and his patient who fell in love and got married.
If Christoph Eats co-wrote a script Kristoff something With Yvain Juillard, an actor and former biophysicist who specializes in brain plasticity, it is the latter who explains the role of the researcher alone on stage. Six years later The brain is the creator of realityA conference on the brain defined as a public good, Yvain Juillard continues his exploration of unconscious perceptual processes on the border between real and imaginary, but this time playing on the acoustic, visual, and aesthetic codes of theatre.
Stunning visual effects
To create the illusion that Jane (embodied in the lone voice of Agnes Berthon) is slipping out of Kristoff’s memory and becoming real to him, a clever, subtle sound device was created by, among others, sound engineers Jane DeBarcy and Helen Clerc Denizot while the unusual visual effects are imagined by spatists and magicians.
Sorry for the slow presentation sequence, bolstered by an often monotonous explanation. Yet, a fascinating foray into the intricate and mysterious meanders of our memory, Kristoff something She also wants to be educational, like a dream. Across the winding paths of science, love, theater, and magic, Yvain Juillard imagines a unique performance that allows the uninitiated audience to understand science differently.
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