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La Fille du collectionneur

Concept and Staging

Théo Mercier

La Fille du collectionneur

© Martin Argyroglo

The body of Marlène Saldana, La Fille du collectionneur, is the connecting thread of an entirely unique viewing. Marlène Saldana poses nude to a jazz soundtrack, miming absent artworks whose presence can still be sensed on the empty walls. Real subjects, sketches and memories reveal a visible imaginary uncovered and made manifest by absence. Absent artworks, and an absent father, that malevolent figure of whom we are constantly reminded but whom it is impossible to meet. Ultimately, La Fille du collectionneur is the story of a connection, revealing how the void left by absence is filled with memories.

14 – 19 November 2017



With support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès programme “New Settings”.


With support from the festival “Les Inaccoutumés” La Ménagerie de verre


With support from “apap – Performing Europe 2020”

Concept and Staging

Théo Mercier


François Chaignaud, Jonathan Drillet, Harris Gkekas, Angela Laurier, Marlène Saldana

Co-creation of scenography, paintings and sculptures

Théo Mercier, Arthur Hoffner

Assistant director

Florent Jacob

Drawings and story boards

Jérémy Piningre


Laurent Durupt

Light Design

Eric Soyer

Interns for costume and scenography

Anaïs Caulat, Juline Darde-Gervais, Alice Louradour

Set building

Les ateliers de Nanterre-Amandiers

Performance times

Tuesday to Saturday 9pm

Sunday 5:30pm

Running time (estimated)

1 hour 30 minutes


Salle transformable

Premiered 14 November 2017 at Nanterre-Amandiers.