The Heroine’s Journey of Zoé Besmond de Senneville

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I love creating things, being in contact with people, learning, discovering, being surprised and moved by emotions, stories.

What is my idea of happiness?

Fluidity and joy, light and heart energy.

What is my greatest fear?

Suffering

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Some kind of inner rigidity

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Right now, women that succeed in what they do with great beauty and light. Luminous women like Estelle Meyer, Aurore Roegiers, Mélanie Leblanc

What is my greatest extravagance?

I value the inner and wild child in me

On what occasion would I lie?

To protect my inner balance

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Looking for attention, waiting for answers

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I create and don’t think.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My ears

What is my greatest achievement in work?

Publishing a book this year

Where would I most like to live?

Inhabiting my body fully first. In nature and in front of the ocean, for some time also, would be great

What is my most treasured possession?

Soul?-I am not sure if that’s a possession, and I’m questioning possessing at all

What is my most marked characteristic?

People tell me a lot I’m “original”

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

At home.

I also love the cour carrée du Louvre

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Alcazar Restaurant, place founded by my father. Its my second home

What books influenced my life and how?

The Perfume by Patrick Suskind, King Lear Shakespeare, Partage de midi by Claudel, The

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Wajdi Mouawad’s Trilogy

All those books moved me in a different ways. Their voice.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Einaudi maybe. And Beethoven

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

I’m not sure about the concept of fiction. I like authors and I think they are their characters.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Virginia Woolf, Giulietta Massina, Anne Dufourmantelle, Simone Weil

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Carré 35 by Eric Caravaca

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

It means I am responsible of everything happening, and I can also transform things, energies

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My cat Simone

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2022?

I would love to perform my play and work in theater and museums such as théâtre de la colline, MC93 bobigny, Louvre Lens, La Piscine at Roubaix, le Louvre, Le théâtre Paris Villette… I also would love to go back to film acting and dream to work with Céline Sciamma.

What project, in 2022, am I looking forward to work on?

I am preparing the adaptation of my book Journal de mes oreilles for theater. I am also performing Journal de ma peau in galleries, museums…

Where can you see me or my work in 2022?

At Poetry Brothel in Paris in march, April and may

https://www.facebook.com/BordelDeLaPoesie

February 18th at Galerie Génie de la Bastille at 7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/255406426737109

February 20th 18h30 chez Mona la petite

https://www.facebook.com/events/255406426737109

February 20th 18h30 chez Mona la petite veillée de Chloé Delaume

https://www.helloasso.com/associations/chez-mona/evenements/la-petite-veillee-de-chloe-20-fevrier-2022

and March 5th at Chapelle XIX https://www.facebook.com/events/4670468996334005

… many other rdv will be announced on my Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/zoebesmonddesenneville/

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

It means that inner fire is always there, maybe, whatever happens. It will always come back

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story?

Manon Jalibert

Faustine Levin

Noémie Kadaner

Amandine Ferrando

Zoé Stark

How can you contact me?

Zoe.bdes@gmail.com

Or via my website

https://zoebesmonddesenneville.art

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