May 4, 2019 - La Ferme du Buisson - Performance Day festival #4
Subscribe
May 4, 2019

La Ferme du Buisson

Hazel Meyer, Muscle Panic (with Gee Okonkwo, Mina Silva, Lou Stainback, Evan L. McCarley and Charli Sol), Art League Houston, 2018. © photo: Alex Barber.

Performance Day festival #4
May, 25, 2pm-1am

La Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
77186 Noisiel
France

T +33 1 64 62 77 77
contact@lafermedubuisson.com

www.lafermedubuisson.com
Instagram

Performance Day festival #4
May, 25, 2pm-1am

La Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
77186 Noisiel
France

T +33 1 64 62 77 77
contact@lafermedubuisson.com

www.lafermedubuisson.com
Instagram

Hedwig Houben, Béatrice Balcou & Christophe Lemaître (The Bridegroom Suites II, a project by Émilie Renard & Hugues Decointet), Hazel Meyer, Frédéric Nauczyciel & Lisa Revlon, Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça

In what has become an annual landmark event, leading artists from the performance scene will be fanning out from the Art Centre itself, using all the spaces to explore the interstices between the visual and the performing arts. Tying in with the simultaneous Take Care exhibition curated by Christine Shaw, this 4th edition of the Performance Day festival sets out to enhance the notion of care by exploring its forms and the new relationships it can give rise to.

The artists will be addressing care, attention and inclusion as active principles in the departitioning of genre: between feminine and masculine; between human and non-human; and between body and environment. They invest theatre stages, exhibition rooms and outdoor spaces with works in hybrid formats that build new communities: a queer athletic performance, a silent ceremony, a discussion-performed between two persons or a collective nap. Resolutely committed and engaging, these proposals involve us collectively in the care for the others and in an exploration of what constitutes places of trust, of transmission or reparation.

Program
2–9:30pm: Take Care: Collective exhibition

2:30pm: The Bridegroom Suites II: live and filmed performances, 90 minutes

The Bridegroom Suites II has two actresses and three artists offering four variations on Guy de Cointet's last, unfinished work. In brief filmed sequences – a letter addressed to one of the characters, a silent ceremony, a shift in a family context – they focus on de Cointet, simultaneously sustaining an absent artist's heritage and personal modes of expression.  

3pm: Guided tour of the exhibition for all, 45 minutes

4pm: Hazel Meyer: performance, 45 minutes
Borrowing from the codes of athletics, Muscle Panic sets about rehabilitating queer physical, aesthetic and political stances often deleted from the history of sport. In a blend of choreography and improvisation five non-professionals "act out" a score in which endurance, transgression and laughter add up to means of cultivating togetherness and existing in the world.

5:30pm: Frédéric Nauczyciel and Lisa Revlon: discussion-performance, 2 hours
Sticking to his collaborative approach and his quest for "safe spaces" in art, Frédéric Nauczyciel is pursuing a performance-dialogue with Lisa Revlon, a transsexual woman from Baltimore's black ghetto with a hectic past behind her. Here the performance triggers a direct and sometimes comic narrative whose stress on clarification and catharsis revolves around women who left their mark on Lisa's life.

8:30pm: Catalina Insignares & Carolina Mendonça, group siesta–reading, 4 hours
Useless Land is a large island whose soft surface invites the visitor to stretch out in a space where sleep is a means of understanding the world. Here artists with a background in dance provide a near-hypnotic reading of texts that map possible alternative relationships between humans and the environment, animals, ghosts and plants.

Booking
T +33 1 64 62 77 77
contact@lafermedubuisson.com

Related
Share
More
La Ferme du Buisson
Share - Performance Day festival #4
  • Share
Click to subscribe to e-flux and be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements
Subscribe
Subscribe to e-flux
Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements.
Subscribe to architecture
Explore the most recent content from e-flux architecture and urbanism
Subscribe to e-flux programs
Keep up-to-date on all upcoming talks, screenings, and exhibitions at e-flux in New York