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Swarming Gallery - site-specific mixed-reality installation

In the frame of:   In the Kitchen - Visionen der Medienkunst 10 / Vienna Art Week 2021   Opening November 5, 2021 - 19:00 Medienwerkstatt Wien Vienna (AT) Duration November 5-22, 2021 - Mon/Fri/Sat 14:00-18:00

At Play - interactive audiovisual installation

In the frame of:

CULTURER - Culture Trois-Rivères

Exhibition

December 4, 2021 - February 13, 2022 (12h-17h)

Espace Pauline-Julien

Trois-Rivères (CA)

Enjeux

choreographic performance and projection mapping

2015

Geopolitics and children’s games: a parallel between the state of the world and the capacity to reinvent it. Sixty plastic boxes as video mapping surfaces mix internet images of gaming and refugee camps.

In this performance, bodies and objects act as extensions but also as limits, tools, or constraints towards each other. Between soft and hard bodies, between flesh and shell, role-play, sculptural compositions, and poetic evocations operate, intermixing childhood and the wandering of a globalized world in search of reinvention.
Every environment, its components, and the relations that occur in it constitute an enigma, a mystery to solve, a space to apprehend and categorize. How do we decipher a place What problems does it present? What decisions and actions should we take, and what kind of relationships should we have in/with it?
In Enjeux, video images fragment onto sixty boxes which three dancers move around in a playful manner like pieces of a puzzle. The images blend with parts of bodies in motion, like mini-sections of a world in perpetual mutation, embedding the protagonists in imaginary realms where they become the actors. Symbolic objects for both adults and children, the boxes in Enjeux remind us of the social roles we play through our functions or simply by the way we live.

Credits

Concept and direction: Martin Kusch and Marie-Claude Poulin
Choreography: Marie-Claude Poulin
Media environment: Martin Kusch and Johannes Hucek
Sound environment: Alexandre St-Onge
Stage and light design: Martin Kusch
Performance: David Campbell, Marilou Lépine, Audrey Rochette
with the collaboration of: Armando Menicacci

With the support of:

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec,
Canada Council for the Arts

Exhibitions / Shows

2018 Games as Performing Art Festival, Amata theater, Falmouth / UK

2015 Théâtre La Chapelle, Montreal / CA

2015 Praterstudios, Vienna / AT

2014 Convergence, Banff Centre, Banff / CA