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Adrien Giros, Mathilde Sauzet & Gabriel Mattei and Hu Wei

Greylight Project

Collective disorder presents the three performances with different modes of care and exchange calling the attention on the complexity of human interactions and power relations. These three forms attempt to create a common body even within the collective disorder that characterizes our current daily life. Alienation, imitation and dissolution are suggested to invent the freedom of one self into collective forms.

20.00 - A Spiral Dance, A Circuit by Hu Wei in collaboration with Astarti Athanasiadou

Hu Wei’s video performance unfolded in three distinct parts : a dance of mirrored gestures with a dancer ; a handheld experimental video piece ; and the reading of an original text with the dancer. In a first duo, one agent directs the other as they mirror each other’s language, but it soon becomes clear who is leading.
Then, a video work showing Hu Wei and the dancer curiously encountering an unknown (to-them) living organism suggests alternative subject-object relations. Finally, both speakers make commands, and speak out comments, thoughts, questions, and phrases such as “I am a rational animal”. A Spiral Dance, A Circuit asks : What is agency ? When does divergence lead to opposition ? How does circuitry develop the “capacity to be the other” ?

20.45 - The disoriented cabaret by Mathilde Sauzet & Gabriel Mattei with Sonia Kazovsky, Pilar Mata Dupont and Germaine Sijstermans

This “cabaret” comprised of singing, spoken and instrumental parts is a fiction inspired by many articles that have been published between November 2015 and March 2016 and particularly ‘Molenbeek is not a ghetto’ written by Alexandre Laumonier, in Le Monde the 27th of November 2015.
Bringing herself into the performance to direct the players, Mathilde calls attention to the rehearsal mode of this performance : it is fixed in the moment of becoming, never crystallizing into a so-called final performance.
This aspect of it critically reflects the political situation to which it refers (in Molenbeek, among other places), itself an unfolding chain of events and process of “systematic disorientation”.
Trying to find a form of encounter for these four artists, the characters sing : “Is art our ghetto ?” Using the situation of Molenbeek, the work proposes more broadly a reflection about art as support of interactions with reality and art as a means of inclusion and exclusion.

21.30 – Black tea by Adrien Giros with Melissa Rondeau & Louis Richard

Black Tea is a sound experience composed of two performers and two subwoofers. Spectators are invited to take time to switch off together, listening to deep frequencies and tasting very old Chinese tea. Vibrations intensify as the light fades slowly. The spectators, who are sat on the ground, don’t move and the gestures of serving tea are indefinitely repeated. Bodies are calmed and dissolve in time and space.

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