Behind the scenes of utopia
In the trilogy Golden Age artists Igor Cardellini and Tomas Gonzalez question the foundations of our time. Via a ‘conducted tour’ they guide you as a first-class tourist along banks, offices and shopping centres. It’s places we pass every day but which -apart from their function- we don’t pay much attention to. Yet these places are at the heart of globalization. Based on the architecture of these buildings, the three visits form an archaeological trilogy for the present day, along the strongholds of capitalism, wage labour and consumption.
This participatory experience puts you as a visitor at the centre, together with your group mates. With each step in this extraordinary visit, you get closer to the extraordinary discipline required to reach a pinnacle of history varnished with gold leaf.
Design and text: Igor Cardellini, Tomas Gonzalez.
Assistant director: Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia.
External view: Adina Secrétan.
Administration, production: Sarah Gumy.
With: Anna Franziska Jäger
Production: K7 Productions, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne.
Production support: Kunstencentrum Vooruit, KANAL, Centre Pompidou.
With the support of: Canton of Vaud – City of Lausanne – Loterie romande – Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council – Nestlé Foundation for the Arts – Ernst Göhner Foundation – Jan Michalski Foundation – SSA Cultural Fund.
Acknowledgements: Delphine Abrecht, Johannie Artho, Tiphanie Bovay-Klameth, Hervé De Rham, Yan Duyvendak, Matthieu Jaccard, Yvette Jaggi, Pierre-André Juvet, Cédric Maillard, Sébastien Rey.