In a terrible future, humanity has damaged nature to such an extent that all birds and insects have disappeared from the landscape. The sounds of nature have gone and the people have left. All that’s left is a group of scarecrows, five figures trying to recall the past, gradually filling this empty space. These masked characters with their distorted voices and rigid gait, seem like zombies. They use humour and irony in their search for a new beginning, in this utopian, new and improved world – a world without humans. The unemployed scarecrows take their fate into their own hands. They set up an activist radio station to tell humanity about nature’s beauty. Using music, willpower, a powerful message and a healthy dose of humour, the scarecrows try to salvage what they can, inadvertently unleashing a worldwide rebellion in the process.
In Farm Fatale, French director and artist Philippe Quesne uses humour to expose humanity’s helplessness.
This performance is English spoken with Dutch subtitles.
Farm Fatale by Philippe Quesne is part of PAFFF: a provocative, in-your-face and inquisitive stage arts programme in Arcadia, featuring sensational international artists.