The activities of the Vivre vieux cycle introduce concrete, collective, and embodied actions to provoke reflection on the realities of aging. They aim to create interactions that challenge our individualist culture and the mutation of our values. The Vivre vieux cycle is conducive to fundamental reflection which contributes to a systemic change on all levels. The cycle engages citizens in the process of raising awareness around the social phenomena of older adults “becoming invisible” and the prevalent collective and individual denial of aging, with the intent of reconnecting each of us with our “inner older self”.

Cycle's artworks : five activities 

Imaginarium - POESIS 3

Relational aesthetics performance piece presented in public space. By exploring themes such as presence, incarnation, genealogy and memory, the Imaginarium experience leads the spectator to take a simple look in wonder at their existence.. 

Tout inclus (All inclusive) - Documentary theatre 

Through the narrative of his immersion stay in a home for the elderly, François draws us into the very core of this omnipresent system, which still exists on the periphery of our society. In this documentary play, the writer asks us the following question: “How do we want to live when we grow old?”


Fontaine de jouvence (Fountain of Youth) - POESIS 4

A performance and interactive art piece rendered in live paintings, Fontaine de Jouvence is an ambulatory itinerary inspired by Middle-Age legends, presenting the major life transitions that we navigate through as we age.

Accolades - Sound POESIS

In spring 2020, during the peak of the health crisis, François interviewed residents of the private senior’s residence Les Jardins du Patrimoine in Val-d’Or, about their experience of the lockdown. His goal? Check in with them and have a direct access to this exceptional situation. In addition, François met with his 82-year-old mother, Alice. Their stories are told in an intimate and honest manner, through a series of short sound POESIS.