WOMEN & MONKEYS

Experimental performance project

WOMEN & MONKEYS

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people / object / dance / theater / music / cooking / video / juggling
Started in 2007
Adaptable and mobile .
Metamorphosis.
from the Novel “WOMEN & MONKEYS

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TALKS ABOUT

My body is a people fed by land and clay. I am at the same moment both women and monkey.
We are invisible, we are nothing, we are empty, we are living in a parade of passions.
We are living in a double universe, in a double reality. We are living covered up under different facets, carapaces.
In our world, things can turn side suddenly. About what we are watching, nothing is stable.
Maybe, we focus on one side of the real ad vitam aeternam, and we do exist. However our identities, images of self-appearances are moving infinitely, non-stop, no break.
This is time to play metamorphosis.
Playing metamorphosis, by embodying raw imaginary people (both real people and objects people), let themselves show to themselves while reading unfinished book

The multitude of humans metamorphosis gives unforgettable feelings transplanted in our memory.

There is an empty space manned by almost nothing, few words, a few last moves before its ultimate disappearance.
Women & Monkey is a vision, a mirage, an illusion, a misplaced lead.

Dance, Theater, Juggling, Puppets, Masks, Artwork, Soundwork, Cooking, Poetry, Light, connectivity with the environment, whatever elements, the stage opened to guest participants are all medians which can transmit sheer feelings to an audience, these people watching the whole Art things. This way of transmission has to be straight and simple, it doesn’t need to use much blindness to express, no need absolutely to think too much to follow the play, it just needs to feel whatever happens on stage as we can feel a cloud making shapes (as a vision in an opened window). It wants a show with an access to anyone, like those who had never seen any events of that sort before. The love to be near people on its way.

W&M

2008 May 20th performance #2 at OUI “MIchel de Certeau” contemporary art exhibition center, FRANCE
duration 80 mins
DJ & Cooker : Raphaël Charpentié.
Performers: I-An Chen, Valentin Lechat.
Musicians: Jérémy Teruel, Cyril Moulas, Luc Détraz, Stéphane Césard, Lucas Spirli, Olivier Cosme.
Video & texts: I-An Chen, Valentin Lechat, Guest.
Costumes: Delphine Robin, Guillaume Brissaud, Valentin Lechat.
Lights: Gaël Boffard.

Videoloop made for ”Women and monkeys -impressions of Tokyo” , solo exhibition, Tokyo 2006 (JAPAN).

W&M #2 soundtrack full show