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time is passing... time is passing... Apr 16, 2011

I try not to categorize artwork by nationality, but there is something, well, particularly french about L'Effet de Serge. Whether intentional or accidental, I felt an intellectual alignment with French philosophers such as de Certeau who examined the daily. It a play that is charmingly uncomfortable, hilariously underplayed, and quite possibly making fun of itself even as it takes itself too seriously. Serge's armchair performances sent me home to pull Bachelard's Poetics of Space off my book shelf.

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Wonderful Oddity Apr 16, 2011

The newest show at OTB's is titled L’Effet de Serge by Philippe Quesne, judging by the anecdote in the program, Seattle is very lucky to have had the opportunity to see the show dispute some tricky customs situations. The show is slow, strange and ultimately uneventful; in other words it's wonderful. My opinion of the show is entirely a paradox, elements I usually severely dislike about performance art become enjoyable through Philippe Quesne's direction. 

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OtB Board Member Jen Forland on being an extra in L'Effet de Serge Apr 15, 2011

I'm a lucky girl. I'm not an actress (though like most people, I have fantasies of being "discovered") and I haven't been behind the scenes on a theatrical production in years either. But I guess the powers-that-be thought I'd have the skills to eat pizza, drink wine and chat with beautiful french artists on stage. Um, sure, why not?

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Vivarium Studio | Philippe Quesne Apr 15, 2011

Did you see L'Effet de Serge? Leave us a comment with your thoughts!

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L'Effet de Serge wins an Obie May 18, 2010

10/11 artist Vivarium Studio won a special citation award for their work L'Effet de Serge. Congrats to Philippe Quesne and company! Here's performer Gaetan Vourc'h receiving on behalf of the crew: gaetan receives obie [Photo from broadwayworld.com]
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