Yasmine Yahiatene

La Fracture

La Fracture
La Fracture

13.09 – 23.09.2022

"Dad, do you know what the similarities are between Algeria and alcohol? I found three: shame, taboo, and silence..." 

In her solo and first theatre performance La Fracture, Yasmine Yahiatene shares the stage with video material. The performance is an investigation, a search for herself, for her past and above all for a decipherment of a complex and intimate relationship – the relationship with her father. While trying to re-establish contact with him through various media, she returns to her Algerian and Kabyle roots, to her father's alcoholism, and to the overlaps between these two subjects. It is the beginning of a work of recovery, of resilience.     

• Yasmine Yahiatene studied Fine Arts in Tournai between 2010 and 2013. Breaking down boundaries between her artistic and social thinking is a priority for her. In 2015 she released her first short film Les maux qui volent and a little later the video mapping installations Ma mère, aussi (2016) and J'avais 10 ans (2016). For the latter project, she won the second prize at the Video Mapping Contest in Lille, which landed it on the programme of several festivals and allowed Yahiatene to make a name for herself in the professional environment of visual arts.

At the same time, in 2017, she starred in Philippe Lion's feature film Plein la vue and in several short films. With her Collectif OXO, she has been giving workshops in prisons and community centres since 2018. La Fracture' is supported and co-produced by Atelier 210, Kaaitheater and BUDA. A work-in-progress of La Fracture was presented at Kaaitheater in July 2021 as part of the Inside-Out festival organised by Citylab.


presented by Atelier 210 & Kaaitheater

created by YasmineYahiatene | with the participation of Samy Barras, Jérémy David, Charlotte Ducousso |  in colaboration with Olivia Smets, Zoé Janssens & Sarah-Lise Salomon Maufroy