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Olivia Columbia University, Rotunda, Low Memorial Library 535 W 116th Street New York, NY 10027

The Disorder of Discourse by Fanny de Chaillé

The Disorder of Discourse by Fanny de Chaillé is co-presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center, The Cooper Union and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line festival, New York, and Princeton French Theater festival, Seuls en Scène, New Jersey.

Michel Foucault (1926–1984),  one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th-century, gave one of his most famous lectures, L’Ordre du discours (The Order of Discourse) at College de France on December 2nd, 1970.

Artist Fanny de Chaillé employs theater to restage this prominent lecture,  re-imagining this historical moment never recorded (only published) while continuing Foucault's investigation into the power inherent in words.

Fanny de Chaillé's performative experiment  - interpreted by the actor Guillaume Bailliard - will be  presented within college auditoriums (Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts, New York, and Princeton University, New Jersey) and simultaneously within the context of contemporary American politics.

Michel Foucault's L'Ordre du discours is published by Editions Gallimard.

60 min
In French with English supertitles
Free with RSVP

RSVP directly on the site of FIAF's Crossing the line and/or Invisible Dog Art Center (for the presentation at Cooper Union on Sept 17 and 18, or Princeton U. Seuls en scene festival, for Sept 19 and 20


The Disorder of Discourse is supported by FUSED (French US Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Institut français-Paris, The French Ministry of Culture, and other private donors.

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