Le Bûcher des Endettés [Bonfire of Poverty] – Annual performance in Geneva – 2016/2017/2018
Inspired by one of the most striking images of medieval Geneva, this project offered the Genevan population a great moment of symbolic jubilation by revisiting the concept of a pyre set up in a public place. The idea of this liberating fire was to invite everyone to come and get rid of those “burdensome” documents that weigh down our existence : parking tickets, court summonses, overdue invoices, reminders or receipts, either the originals or photocopies depending on each one’s preference.
A “Debtors’ Parade” preceded the fiery performance. The procession headed to the Pointe de la Plaine de Plainpalais where the lighting of the fire and the burning of documents took place.