Hélène Carbonnel, Marion Vasseur Raluy
Initiated during the summer of 2021, Take Care! is an artistic residency taking the form of writing workshops conducted within l’Orangerie nursing home (Ivry-sur-Seine).The residents of the nursing home, along with podcast producer Hélène Carbonnel and curator-researcher Marion Vasseur Raluy, both of whom initiated the project, will participate in the writing and production of a multi-media piece that includes theatrical staging.
Beyond the current health situation, the attention given to care is a subject discussed and studied for several decades within sociology and art, and raises the following questions: what does this label mean for each one of us, which summons in us the caregiver? How do we take care of ourselves? What are the words, the gestures, the rituals that give us well-being?
With Take care!, Hélène Carbonnel and Marion Vasseur Raluy are working on writing workshops and a co-creation of a play with a group of elderly people. In this joint work, the issues of care, dependence, isolation and the strategies developed to overcome it form the basis of a fictional scenario inspired by the personal experiences of the participants.
The exchanges and stories from the writing workshops will be transposed using digital tools through a multimedia staging. This first digital version will then be adapted into a play captured at the El Duende theater in Ivry.
Take care! brings out the possibility of putting the common back together in a period where social and generational distancing has become a relational norm.
Hélène Carbonnel was born in 1989 in Paris, where she works. She graduated from the École normale supérieure de Cachan, and is currently pursuing a PhD in sociology of gender at the University of Paris 8. Most recently, her work has been presented at Château Ephémère (2020) and the Côté Court festival (2019). She has also produced podcasts for Arte Radio, Louie Media or Sex and Consent. In 2019, in collaboration with Marion Vasseur Raluy, she conducts the participatory workshop Brodecast which combines the movement of the hand while embroidering with listening to podcasts.
Marion Vasseur Raluy was born in 1989 in Beauvais, and works between Paris and Bordeaux. She graduated from the University Sorbonne, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing at the University of Paris 8. Her work as an independent curator has been presented in Paris (Bétonsalon, Shanaynay), but also in the United States (67 Steps, Los Angeles; Utopian Vision Art Fair, Portland). She has also produced numerous podcasts. In 2019, in collaboration with Hélène Carbonnel, she conducts the participatory workshop Brodecast which combines the movement of the hand while embroidering with the listening of podcast programs.