Flesh

Compagnie d’Autres Cordes, France

Conception, music: Franck Vigroux

Dramaturgy: Michel Simonot

Video: Kurt d’Haeseleer

Choregrapher: Myriam Gourfink

Additional video: Olivier Ratsi

Light manager: Perrine Cado

Technical conception: Carlos Duarte

Costume designer: Atelier Darwin

Performers: Azusa Takeuchi, Emilie-Julie Facon

Production : Cie d’autres cordesDiffusion: Théâtre de Nîmes

Co-production : Théâtre l’Empreinte Brive/Tulle, Césaré CNCM Reims, La Muse en circuit CNCMAlfortville, Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques de l’Archipel, SN de PerpignanWith support of biennale Nemo/Arcadi Île-de-France, ADAMI, DICREAM and SPEDIDAM

 

SHOW DURATION: 60 min.

PREMIERE: 2018

AGE RESTRICTION: 14+

DATES: 6 October, 19.00

VENUE: Arts Printing House, Black Hall

 

ATTENTION! All guests are required to have a Covid-19 National certificate: www.gpasas.lt or European Green Pass.

 

A car leaves the road and dives into a strange and wild dimension, buried as if out of time. Little bylittle, the topography of the place, where real and unreal seem to merge, is revealed.

Drawing both from the world of the English writer J.G. Ballard (author of “Crash” and “ConcreteIsland” in particular) and from the personal experience of a road accident, “Flesh” explores theexact moment that follows the shock, the short instant where time seems to stop or expand. Themoment where the mind detaches itself from the body, to reveal a panoramic view of a surrealistscene. Vehicle carcasses take the form of moving objects, motorway viaducts become giganticGolems, car engines appear to levitate over a sea of ice. And on this flow of images and sensations,the spectator experiences what a driver experiences as he crosses an unknown dimension.. a trulyhallucinogenic journey. Between electronic opera and an audiovisual experience, Flesh is a musical and visual art form aswell as a dance/movement performance, a moving painting whose meaning is revealed in theexperience and the emotion it creates.

 

Franck Vigroux biography

Franck Vigroux is one of the few artists who is both a musician and a director. As a composer-performerhe has the rare capacity to produce a very wide range of sounds from electroacoustic to industrial noise,modern composition and experimental electronic music. He has performed and recorded withinternationally renowed musicians such as Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), Reinhold Friedl, Elliott Sharp, JoeyBaron, Zeena Parkins, Ars nova ensemble instrumental. The uniqueness also comes from Vigroux’sartistic approach that integrates new media and performing arts. Since 2009 he designs trans-disciplinary shows and collaborates with Compagnie D’autres Cordes, a production compagny dedicatedto digital arts audiovisual and live performances. His work has been shown worldwide in majorinternational festivals.

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