Guillaume Saindon – 2359

Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui + 60 min

May 28, 7pm
May 29, 9pm

In the form of a complex video and audio arrangement, this laboratory is a sensory representation of a descent into the depths of anxiety, depression, and an exploration of the border with suicide through the eyes of those who love us. In the surrounding darkness, indescribable forms mingle with people. However, a ray of light pierces the shadows, their pallid skin, their dark circles, and their tracksuits clinging to their bodies. An overwhelming silence, like an unbearable pressure vibrating the eardrums; drowning a little more each day; a beached whale.

2359 is a multidisciplinary company directed by Guillaume Saindon that creates immersive, interactive works combining new technologies and the performing arts. The company uses a documentary approach to tell stories rooted in reality that make audiences think about collective issues.

Content warning
Stroboscopic effects, Death, Depression, Suicide, Smoking, Loud music

Creation + Directing
Guillaume Saindon

Émilie Camiré-Pecek
Jessica Malutama
Sophie McPhail
Zackari Gosselin

John Doucet

Light Design
Laura Dominguez

Sound design
Thomas Sinou

Video design
Axel Gervais

Dramaturgical advice
Anne-Marie Ouellet

Production manager
Florence Leguérinel

Production assistance
Zackari Gosselin


Creation residency
Zones Théâtrales

With the support of
Conseil des arts du Canada
Fondation ATFC

Previous creations
Giant Mine, Sudbury, 2023
Cabine-Traces, Ottawa/Montréal/Rouyn-Noranda, 2022
Sans titre II [J’ai oublié…], Ottawa, 2022
PANAMÀ: Donde hay un canal que une el mundo, Ottawa, 2021

Artistic statement
Guillaume Saindon – 2359