Created in 2005.
Using artefacts found on an excavation site, three modern-day archaeologists set out to prove the existence of the mythological hero Perseus but their historical reconstruction constantly comes up against mythical elements, and the scientific inquiry gradually evolves into an existential quest. Through Perseus, the scholars attempt to unearth their own true selves. Rejected by the scientific community, they continue to pursue their excavations, enticed by the strange magnetism emanating from certain artefacts. Transformed by the objects they bring to life, they become the protagonists of the famous myth and a strange, tragic and comical ceremony unfolds.
Dedicated to the Quebecois master puppeteer Felix Mirbt Persée makes good use of the theatrical forms for which Pire Espèce is known – theatre of objects and clowning.