/SÉANCE/ – Sequences interpreting the invisible (2015)


Inspired by Guy de Maupassants fictitious diary “Le Horla” Séance invokes the invisible by means of motivic minimalist sequences. In the spotlight moments of the past springing from some mind lost in lunacy freeze accompanied by sinistre recordings of sound. Playing a game with the haze of light and unsettled perception Séance, between light and shadow, tries to catch the uncanny presence of what is absent.

Performance, Set Design, Conception: Jan Jedenak
Artistic Mentoring: Florian Feisel/
Sound Design: Maximilian Leistikow, Jan Jedenak
Photo: Peter Ardmar

This production won 2015 the Fritz-Wortelmannpreis of the German Puppetry Department Fidena and the city of Bochum for the best professional offspring.

Touring history: 19. Int. Figurentheater Festival Erlangen (GER), Int. Figurentheaterfestival Imaginale (GER), Westflügel Leipzig (GER), Fidena Festival Bochum (GER), Theaterfestival figura Baden (CH), Int. Figurentheaterfestival Blickwechsel Magdeburg (GER), Unidram Potsdam (GER), Jerusalem Puppet Festival (ISR)

Supported by the Department of puppetry at the State University HMDK Stuttgart.

Duration: 20 minutes
Premiere: 2015


The black-and-white style of this poetic elegy by Jan Jedenak made of moitivic minimalist sequences, flashes of light and pictures of the night resembles the surrealist evocation of film being born. It leaves us with eyeflickering fascination.
– stimme.de