Germinal features individuals who see the stage as an empty and fruitful space where everything is in the making. Within this space, efforts will be made to create a system or, in more candid terms, one might say: a world.
As we watch it unfold, the actors take it as an opportunity to construct and deconstruct the history of sciences, technologies and societal structures in an experimental way, but always with the greatest care and good grace. Remaking everything, but without any moralistic intention.
In Germinal, we are indeed reinventing the wheel, but in doing so, we are questioning almost everything and putting it on trial, from the laws of physics to the foundations of social interaction. And this is done within the relatively narrow context of an empty performance stage.
If we had the opportunity to start from scratch, even in a space of 8 meters by 10 meters, how would we do it ?