Øyvind Kirchhoff is in Paris for the whole month of August in residency, where he continues working on last season’s main experiment “The Actor and the Übermarionette“, an investigation of the stage expression of the actor and the puppet theatre and the fusion of both into a new stage expression. In Paris, he has conversations with actor Duccio Belluci of the Teatre du Soleil and with mime and student of Etienne Decroux, Robert Bennet – in the further study and exploration of the link between the biological and artificial body; between representation of the dead and representation of the living. The second part of the experiment “The Actor and the Übermarionette” under the title “The Aesthetics of Death” will start in October with a screening on Saturday 8 October 2016.