Affordable Solution for Better Living

Coproduction 2018

In Affordable Solution for Better Living, Théo Mercier and Steven Michel break the taboos of a society saddled with healthy living, placing a Kallax – a most peculiar totem – in the middle of a spotless space.

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The flagship shelf unit by the giant company Ikea epitomizes “beauty for all” and the democratisation of design. In three acts, the spectacle debunks the model and unfurls the convictions of a nearly perfect and polished man. A centraur, half man and half furniture, absurdly building his own custimized interior, unique and yet like all others.

Creation & set design: Steven Michel, Theo Mercier — Performance: Steven Michel — Text: Jonathan Drillet — Sound creation: Pierre Desprats — Lights creation: Eric Soyer — Costumes: Dorota Kleszcz — Stage Management: François Boulet — Executive Production: Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre dramatique national, apap / Performing Europe 2020 with the support of The Culture Programme of the European Union — Co-production: Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy — In collaboration with: workspacebrussels / Life Long Burning — With the support of The Culture Programme of the European Union — Thanks to: Actoral — Festival international des arts et des écritures contemporaines & Montévidéo, Créations Contemporaines — Atelier de Fabrique Artistique, La ménagerie de verre, CAMPO