CHAMBRES [PREMIER CYCLE] + QUELQU’UNE
Chambres [premier cycle]
Taking as a starting point the effect of colour on our perception, Chambres [premier cycle] explores our relationship to intimacy, memory and habits. Under shifting colours, the scenes presented slowly morph into abstraction – making the commonplace and the extraordinary meet in a choreographic and visual panorama. Intimacy opens up to the exterior; a room becomes an intriguing landscape. Between dance and visual arts, performance and choreographic installation, Chambres [premier cycle] is the first phase of a larger project that evolves with different performers.
At 91 years old, Pauline is starting to lose her memory. Camille, 22 years old, is finishing her acting training and moving to Montreal. In a senior housing center in Côte-des-Neiges, she visits her grandmother every week. Driven by a sudden spur of intuition, she starts recording her.
From 2016 to 2020, together they live through the mourning to come, without suspecting that a pandemic is impending. From this poetic archival, a question arises: how does one tell the story of an ordinary death?