A narrative which, like a rock, contains a story in its matter. In the silence of words and the landscape.


A creation by Line Nault
Audrey Bergeron, Line Nault and Jessica Serli – performance
Jonathan Parant – sound, performance and technical assistance
Alexandre Burton – digital instrument and video device
Elen Ewing – fabric stock
Simon Guilbault – scenography and light device
Alex Larrègle – technical direction
Philémon Crête – reference-island video
Fanny A. Villeneuve – documentation


Récits-Récifs has received financial support from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and from the Conseil des arts du Canada.

The image and sound processing software were produced as part of a residency at Artificiel studio and digital lutherie laboratory.

Residencies: Artificiel, Recto-Verso and Agora de la danse



Mois Multi – February 1, 2 and 3 2024

Agora de la danse – december 4 to 7 2024

[2023, installation-performance]

In Récits-Récifs, Line Nault uses the body and technology to create landscapes with words from her research on the non-self and the non-place.

A series of 30 short poems is transposed into “moving landscapes” in real time by a modular media device which captures and retransmits the content according to different temporal, spatial and graphic alterities. Video and audio effects transform body action into “matter-moments” that accumulate to create an island where the topographical future, present and past coexist.

The performers draw from a vast collection of discarded costumes and fabrics to construct these moments which evoke living things in their natural, biological and cultural dimensions. The story then becomes a reef – a story to which, once invested by the body, only remains a mass of memories that have become sediment.