La Bibliothèque

A project directed by Fanny de Chaillé
With the students of the Cité internationale universitaire of Paris

Duration 20 to 30 minutes per reading

La Bibliothèque was created on Saturday 26th June 2010 and Sunday 27th June 2010 during “Week-end à la Cité”, in the library of La Maison Heinrich-Heine and La Maison internationale, in Paris.

Production Association Display // Coproduction Théâtre de la Cité internationale


La Bibliothèque (The Library) is based on the willingness to meet other people and on the idea that anyone can be the author of knowledge and able to share it. Fanny de Chaillé works with a group of volunteers with the aim that they “become books and be consulted” by the public. As meetings with the artist, the content of the book is revealed: it is a point of view of someone on a topic/a theme, a story. Those who embody the library are the actors of society as we all are, whatever role we play in it and regardless of its importance.
For twenty minutes, the book tells a story about him. The reader has at its disposal a varied selection of books.