The Planck wall

A new creation from the unique saga of the Giants, taking place on (5th, 6th), 7th, 8th and 9th of June 2014 in Nantes.

A sleeping grandmother Giant,travels through space between two clouds of the Milky Way.
Her mind sails from a star to another whereas her body already arrived at its place of destination and rests lying down in a bed.
She lives behind the big explosion which took place 13.8 billion years ago and which our physicists will call the Big Bang.
In this immense unknown area live the Giants.
However just before the crossing she is undertaking, she must cross the “Planck wall”*.
She often made this route; alone or accompanied by other Giants who land in different eras of the planet.
For all, the journey is short: it only takes two days.
At the very beginning, beyond the wall, lies the kingdom of the hereafter,
the one in which the soul of our ancestors float for eternity.
Behind her an immense safe wanders in the cosmos.
Inside files full of memories pile up.
It is the safe of memories of the Grandmother Giant.
The pile of files tells the past, the present and the future of Nantes.
This Grandmother is a queen.
Some say that she may have ancient origins from Nantes or Ireland…

She simply comes, like any grandmother, to tell stories by the fire to the people of the town as it used to be done in our countryside.
She knows so many things about life, like the ancients who are today lost in our civilization, marred by their silence.
She comes with one of her children for whom she had a small piece of galaxy built with tools that were at hand, so that the child could wake and fall asleep peacefully…
In Nantes she will tell us in her own way the past stories of the city, often weaken, shake, tossed like a ship carried along by human legends as terrifying as magnificent.
And then, she will go to her own burial, leading an incredible funeral procession, to join a big coffin floating to go through space again to the “Planck wall”.
But she will return…



* All the current cosmology rests on the general relativity, theory conceived by Einstein.
Einstein did not support the idea of an expanding universe, he considered it as stable.
Georges Lemaître is the real originator of the Big Bang theory with the assistance of the equations of Einstein, he is the founder of the modern cosmology.
Max Planck, Nobel Prize of physics in 1918, is one of the founders of the quantum physics (particle physics).
The story of the Big Bang begins after the era of Planck, Planck wall being the boundary.
Planck wall is the limit of the knowledge of the universe.

© Jean-Luc Courcoult, author and artistic director, founder of Royal de Luxe

The Planck wall

Les inrocks – 05/06/2014

«  ‘A Nantes, nous dit Jean-Luc Courcoult, elle nous racontera à sa façon les histoires passées de la cité, souvent ébranlée, secouée, ballottée comme un navire entrainé par des légendes humaines aussi terrifiantes que magnifiques’. On lui fait confiance ! »


Le Monde – 10/06/2014 – Fabienne DARGE

« La très grande Mère-grand de Royal de Luxe élève les petits Nantais à hauteur de rêve. »

« Quoi de plus fou, de plus magique ? Quoi de plus sidérant, pour les enfants de tous âges – même ceux qui n’ont gardé, bien enfouie, qu’une toute petite parcelle de leur capacité d’emerveillement – que les géants de Royal de Luxe ? Les voilà qui arpentent à nouveau les rues de Nantes, depuis samedi 7 juin au matin, ces titans qui nous ressemblent, sous la conduite de leur deus ex machina, le génial et gargantuesque Jean-Luc Courcoult, créateur d’une forme de théâtre inédite et jamais égalée à ce jour. »


Presse Océan – 09/06/2014

« J’ai été marqué par le côté grandiose. Toutes les générations sont confondues lors de ces trois jours. A l’heure du virtuel, tous les gens ont besoin de ce type de manifestation, des choses simples. Lundi soir, je suis sûre que tout le monde attendra le retour du Royal. »