VOIR DES CHOSES BOUGER
by Benoît Verjat in collaboration with Nicolas Couturier & Julien Gargot, 2014
With the participation of Didier Bouchon, Sophie Fougeray, Mario Simon, Giuseppe Chico, Éric Yvelin, Angeline Ostinelli, Bachir Soussi-Chiadmi, Caroline Martins and Cyril Makhoul.
More information here: http://vdcb.dcfvg.com/
When staring at Voir des Choses Bouger you might see worms but also articulated sausages or automated jewellery. The starting point is much less figurative. We set a context and then we trigger the experience.
We observe the behaviour of this barely articulated things. It’s an experience out of the laboratory, moved into a stage and open to interpretation. Objects are able to move due to their hermaphrodite surface. They own an interaction faculty which reacts to their contexte, the stage and the public. The animated objects are then in constant improvisation and interaction with the situation. The basic behaviour is then stupid. It doesn’t mean nothing by itself. It is ontologically neural. Only the activation, the performance in a certain time and environment will spark its poetry.
Voir Des Choses Bouger, Danse Élargie, Théâtre de la ville de Paris, June 2014