Within the framework of ISEA2023, Franck Ancel with the collaboration of Federico Biggio (Paris 8/Paragraphe) are organising a study day on the research and achievements of Jacques Polieri (1928-2011) "creator of modern scenography", with the aim of studying contaminations and hybridisations as a symbiosis between experimental scenographies and other scientific fields.

The year 2023 is not chosen at random, as it will also mark the 20th anniversary of the first study day on "Scenography and Technology" as well as the fortieth anniversary of Jacques Polieri's historic video conference on "man-machine interface" between New York, Tokyo and Cannes in 1983. 

Since the Jacques Polieri retrospective, the signifier scenography, as Polieri announced, has conquered the whole of creation at the speed of technological mutations. For Polieri, scenography is not only a scenic attribute, but a complex system of different linguistic elements that the director must orchestrate in the spaces, as he would do with the living bodies of the actors. This system is elaborated by the designer through the tools of different epistemological fields - scenography, semiology, performing arts, media art. Four of Jacques Polieri's fundamental works, questioning these disciplines, will logically give the titles of the four sessions on Monday 15 May, on the eve of the ISEA2023 week in Paris.


Course of the day on Monday 15 May 2023 as a satellite of ISEA2023

9:00 am - Welcome of the participants by Franck Ancel, and Joël Huthwohl from the BnF

9:30-11:00 - 50 years of research in performance

11:00-12:30 - Scenography Semiography

lunch break 

14h00-15h30 - Communication game(s)

15:30-17:00 - Scenography, theatre, film, television

17:00-18:00 - Discussion with all participants, moderated by Federico Biggio