HUGO DALPHOND & HÉLÈNE MESSIER
- Hugo Dalphond | Étude sur la pénombre
1st work (25 minutes)
Lighting that is minimal rather than minimalist. Hugo’s scenography enables the study of the spectator-performer relation of co-presence in a dim setting, through which a dramaturgy of darkness emerges. Since obscurity is hard for the eye to sustain, the situation engenders a different understanding of what is real. The limited perception of the space and of the artist’s movement blurs the borders between materiality and optical illusion. If the action doesn’t exist and it is the eye that creates its own dance, is the creator choreographing the experience as much as the body? What if the dysfunction of the senses opens up an alternative to reality?
- Hélène Messier | SOIE
2nd work (25 minutes)
How does one inhabit immobility? Evoking Butoh and art modelling, Hélène is looking to reach a meditative state that she shares with the audience. On a pedestal, in a room where walls and ceiling disappear, she creates a neutral space, at once nowhere and everywhere. Based on imaginary and sensitive impulses, she allows her body to be so that it can become a work of art, a landscape. Minimalist gestures, slowness, movement repetitions and a waltz with tempo establish a non-time, or a return to a universal time.