Pamina de Coulon (Bonne Ambiance)
Pamina de Coulon (born 1987) is a young Swiss maker with a background in theater, visual arts and design. Her work can be described as 'spoken essays': Pamina makes speeches in which she borrows elements of stand-up comedy, self-help books and radio chronicles. For her texts she uses techniques like autosuggestion, free speech and free association (as used in psychoanalysis). Pamina's performances are disarming, life questioning experiences in which form and content are perfectly aligned. The performances crazily plunge into an intelligent, chaotic and above all intriguing realm of thought.
After having collaborated with Antoine Deform in France, Pamina de Coulon ended up in Brussels. She started a residency in L'L (a Brussels research workspace that supports young creations), where she was given the time and space to develop a performance. Si j'apprends à pêcher je mangerai toute ma vie played at Bâtard Festival 2012 and Theater Aan Zee in 2014. Since 2014, Pamina works - again at L'L - on her new project FIRE OR EMOTIONS, a multiform ambitious project about travelling through time.
(photo: A. Donadio)
FIRE OR EMOTIONS
FIRE OR EMOTIONS is a monologue about travelling through time. The imaginative idea of "time travel" is used as a stepping stone in the performance to address any other subject to mix it in a discourse that might as well be endless.It treats the irrational forces of science, the mystical mathematics of Pythagoras, the mistakes of Einstein and the possibilities of science fiction.