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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)

Intérieur

choreographic, immersive and culinary performance in a dome

2011

One of the rare dance-and-media performances in the world designed for a fulldome virtual reality environment. Multi sensory evening event with fourteen performers and contributions from a chef.

Intérieur is the first interactive dance performance in an fulldome in Canada. The work is a multi-sensory work that combines a dance of extreme voice and emotions, a destabilizing sound and image environment, and playful food-tasting rituals. It is an obsessional procession, a world of alienation reigned over by exaltation and torment, dizziness and oppression. To arouse empathy in the spectator and overwhelm his or her senses, the piece fuses the experience of an immersive visual and sound environment, epicurean pleasures, and the contemplation of a dance performance. In the middle of the space, at a podium, we can see a bustling woman. She whispers and mumbles, her incomplete words then transforming themselves into sung moans. In the dome, vast like her thoughts, her secrets are amplified, her fears increased tenfold, her personality multiplied. Following obscure performative protocols, an additional twelve performers carry and serve food, involving the audience in a strange feast.

Credits

Artistic direction, visual concept and virtual imagery: Martin Kusch
Artistic direction, choreography and performance: Marie-Claude Poulin
Sound design: Alexandre St-Onge
Performance and research assistant: Emma Waltraud Howes
Virtual imagery production: Malte Niedringhaus, Franz Schubert
Costume design: Max Wohlkönig
Costume Assistant: Emily Mcintyre
Direction of guest performers and rehearsal assistant: Dominique Porte, Sara Hanley
Choreographic and vocal research assistant: Shannon Cooney, Christiane Hommelsheim

With the participation of the following guest performers: David Albert- Toth / Tal Aronson / Christiane Beauregard / Soufïa Bensaïd / Alice Bergeron / Angie Cheng / Marilyn Daoust / Laurence Gagnon / Karenne Gravel / Laurence Houle / Nicolas labelle / Catherine Lepage / Laurence Rondeau L’Écuyer / Emmalie Ruest

Commission and co-production:

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], Montreal
Agora de la danse, Montreal

With the support of:

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

Exhibitions / Shows

2010 Inauguration of the Satosphere dome-theater, SAT, Montreal / CA