Qui veut prendre la parole ?
Conference given at La Panacée, Montpellier, on 21 April 2022.
Olivier Vadrot speaks in the context of his exhibition Stadio (15 January 2022 - 8 January 2023) at the MRAC (Regional Museum of Contemporary Art) in Sérignan.
In the ancient tradition, the herald asks “Who wants to speak? It is customary to think that democracy appeared suddenly in Athens, as if it had fallen from the sky. However, assembly practices are not limited to the West; they can be found in Ethiopia, Syria and medieval Japan. Olivier Vadrot is currently conducting research on the emergence of architectural forms linked to assembly practices, and more particularly on Greek buildings dedicated to the theatre, which are both their origin and their synthesis.