Fri 3 June 2017 at 10 pm - Grenier
Angoisse : 1ère Partie
Brought together by the artist, three physically and emotionally animated sculptures dialogue on a stand, mingling humour, anxiety and despair as they expatiate on their function and environment.
After studying at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, Anouchka Oler undertook postgraduate work at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon in 2014. In her practice writing, sculpture, performance and video come together in narratives of the encounter between people and a disruptive material setting in which objects express feelings, ill-humour and dissatisfaction with their functional roles. Thus we find both objects and individuals refusing to cooperate with each other, a situation that leads other characters to consider the consequences of this rejection of tacit collaboration.
For Performance Day, Oler has imagined a dialogue between three animated sculptures, impetuous "actors" bent on knowing how they were made, and what and who they are made of. Simultaneously with these flippantly idiosyncratic demands, her speculative narratives raise the issue of how power circulates in the everyday course of things, the space it constructs, and the implications for the construction of the self.
duration 30 min
festival pass for Performance Day
full rate 10 €
concessions 8 €