ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO THE 21st CENTURY?
Frederique and Madaleine met only three times before deciding to collaborate together. That was nearly a year ago. During their initial residency at Nadine in June, they designed a series of experiments for each other. Specifically responding to the site of PLATEAU, they composed confined spaces which they filled with familiar yet dislocated objects. These surreal domestic settings created novel living spaces in which the body was faced with new constraints and the mind with a fresh set of rules. Inhabiting the cupboard under a sink or the awkward square centimeters around a toilet became an exercise in preparing for the apocalyptic future. Indeed, as World population growth accelerates, we must train ourselves to function in increasingly small spaces. For their second residency, composer Loup Mormont was invited to extend these experimentations through sound. By adding environmental soundscapes, Loup investigated how to sonically re-shape space and analyze its effects on the physical and emotional behavior of the performers. Madaleine and Frederique also confined Loup's sonic language through various prompts and surprise impositions. On Thursday 4th October, 18:30 at PLATEAU they would like to share some of the material that they have generated during this phase of this project. This is an informal presentation of their work in progress whereby they will be presenting some departures rather than a final piece. Frederique, Madaleine and Loup will welcome all feedback, thoughts, productive resistances, enthusiasm and silences.