Ersatz is five people, each from a different field; director Camille Panza, light designer Léonard Cornevin, sound designer Noam Rzewski, stage designer Marie-Laetitia Cianfarani and illustrator Pierre Mercier, share the desire to create an oneiric and fantastic world through the bias of live show, bi/tridimensional performative installation and comic strip. Their favorite themes are fantasy and oneiric realism, realms of diverted and displaced sensations.
Ersatz (FR/BE): Jungle Space in America
They are in residency at BUDA for the first time, working on their new project Jungle Space in America, a proteiform creation, freely based on The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by the American fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft, a novel that comes down to a certain intersection between monstrous, inconceivable and unreachable entities and our day-to-day plane of existence. Horror, fear and unease in fantasy are emotions they instinctively associate with the excitement of discovery. If all is terrible, it is also a formidable source of wonder….
During their BUDA-residency, Ersatz will work on the "show / performance" part of the project. They have, during previous residencies, accumulated scenographic, sound and luminous materials and will now focus on the construction of scenic dramaturgy.