based on an almost true story. (WAR ZONE) and the cat-cinema (COMFORT ZONE)
Residency and performance by Lucille Calmel & Gaëtan Rusquet
Following the creation of based on an almost true story. at the European performance festival Trouble taking place at the Halls of Schaerbeek (Brussels) in April 2013, Lucille Calmel and Gaëtan Rusquet will present the second season of the project wherein different aspect have been adapted into residencies, performances, exhibitions, publications, workshops… at iMAL, 102 (Grenoble), the ladybug festival at the Lavoir Public (Lyon), Pixxelpoint / Centre Culturel de Nova Gorica (Slovenia), l'Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon / Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), Maison particulière (Brussels)…
In this new version of the project, we will encounter two opposite zones: a COMFORT ZONE where we will look at lolcats, internet's super-star cats; and its antagonist, the WAR ZONE where Lucille Calmel and Gaëtan Rusquet will perform the based on an almost true story. performance.
After their short residency at iMAL, Lucille and Gaëtan invite you for a projection of lolcats videos starting at 16:00 and a public event/presentation at iMAL on 3 March, starting at 19:00.
About Lucille Calmel
LUCILLE CALMEL is a performer, stage director, writer, and digital artist. She has lived in Montpellier where she directed an experimental theater company and an artistic research and residency venue. Since her arrival in Brussels in 2005, she is also developping collaborations, laboratories and curating. Live writing researcher from the theater/musical stages to the Internet/computer screen stages, she explores the performative dimensions between sound, corporality and textuality.
Since 1990, her work has been presented in many festivals and venues: Trouble, iMAL, Cimatics, La Bellone, CECN, Krikri, Marathon des Mots, Pink Screens, Maison des auteurs, HS63, PointCulture... (Belgium) - CNES La Chartreuse, Montévidéo, Musique Action, Chercher le texte au Centre Pompidou, MCD/ESAA à La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris-Villette, Accès(s), Villa Arson, Databaz, SdGL, 102, Lavoir Public, Jerk off... (France) - PixelAche (Paris/Nova Gorica) - National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucarest) - Dis-Patch (Belgrade) - On the edge (Scarborough) - (re)ACTOR (London) - SUPA (Malta) - roaratorio, Mapping (Geneva) - Casino du Luxembourg - Contemporary Art Museum (Istanbul) - Flux Factory, elsewhere (USA) - Wits University Fine Arts, Sonic Mmabolela/Francisco Lopez ( South Africa)...
She is also teaching Performing Arts at the School of Arts in Avignon and at the National School of Visual Arts ENSAV La Cambre.
About Gaëtan Rusquet
GAËTAN RUSQUET is currently working as a performer, an interpret, a collaborator or project leader, in the field of performance, dance and visual arts. After studing Applied Arts at L'ENSAAMA (Paris), he graduated a Master in stage design and performance at l'ENSAV La Cambre. Through his proposals, he is working on the body and the necessity of movement or action linked to a medium, in order to share an experience with the audience. His work has been presented in various European festivals and venues, as Trouble festival at Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Impulstanz (Austria), MDT (Sweden), Theater AvantGarden (Norway), Accionmad (Spain), FRAC Lorraine (France), Kaaitheater...
Ⓒ Laura Pultier
Artists solicited by Les Halles / A Space For Live Art / European Union Culture Programme. Supports: Arts & Sciences Research Lab (LARAS - ISIB), Accion!mad festival (Madrid), French Community of Belgium Digital Arts Commission, WBI, iMAL.
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Cat-cinema, videos of lolcats on the internet.
based on an almost true story. S02
Active air & sound performance
Gaëtan Rusquet & Lucille Calmel
Guest star: Octavie Piéron and Valentine Siboni