Le Peuple qui manque
Collective founded in 2005 by Kantuta Quiros & Aliocha Imhoff,
based in Paris (France)
Le peuple qui manque [A people is missing] is a platform working at the intersection of contemporary art and research. For this project, Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós further explored their interest in the scenography of knowledge: they asked several philosophers, historians and poets what would happen if, after an environmental revolution, parliaments were opened up to non-humans as well. In a fragment of a stage-play set borrowed from Philippe Quesne, this installation raises different questions: what would happen if plants, stones, objects and animals officially went into politics? If the Estates General of 1789 were updated; if there were a period of instability, not directed solely against privileges, but so that all agents — the multiplicity of beings that inhabit the world — could participate? In such a case, what procedures would there be? What forms of representation, translation, citizenship, sovereignty and diplomacy?
Contributors : Mark Alizart, Yves Citton, Joanne Clavel, Emanuele Coccia, Jacques Demarcq, Marielle Macé, Virginie Maris, Corine Pelluchon, Jacopo Rasmi, Anne Simon, Camille
de Toledo, Sophie Wahnich