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Que Faire ?
Liv Schulman

Que faire ? [What is to be done?] is a series in 3 episodes about a group of TV writers suffering from a severe writer’s block. Que Faire ? is based on a political question or a question on work: “What is to be done when a body is too devaluated by the state of frustration supplied by the current state of capitalism?”. Reviving Lenin’s question as a way to call for organisation, this book focuses on the inability of knowing what to do when the main workforce which is one’s inner life is suffering from a mental breakdown.Originally written and shot with a group of local amateur actors this project focuses on the exchangeable power of spoken word and its transformative nature.The group searches desperately for ideas, they look for a way to save their jobs through the use of language and private emotions. They go to group therapy, they lock themselves in the writer’s room and they live their collective unemployment in an empty studio of the former Company. In Que Faire ? the power of the collective works as a lonely psycothic voice. This is a book that was former tv and now undertakes the way back; going from the moving image to the plain germ of imagination, it’s to be played by a collective that can also live in a lone body.

The bookwork version of Que faire ? is the result of a creative collaboration between Liv Schulman and graphic designer Roxanne Maillet.

This book is produced in association with the art center La Galerie in Noisy-le-Sec and the art center Parc Saint Léger in Pougues-les-eaux.

80 pages - 2 colours Riso print - 136 x 182 mm - 250 copies
Authors and contributors : Liv Schulman, in collaboration with Alain Farrès, Dominique Martin, Thomas Brehamet-Godet, Gaëtan Alepee, Nathanaëlle Puaud, Emilie Renard, Zoe Charles, Alban Legass, Régine Besenval, Nadège Souillard et Marjolaine Calipel.
Text in French.
Graphic Design : Roxanne Maillet
ISBN : 979-10-90298-10-1 - 2018