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BodyFail

Interactive installation with performance - Dance and artificial intelligence

K. Danse - Jean-Marc Matos 2018 - Director : Rihouay, Yoan

Choreographer(s) : Matos, Jean-Marc (France)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles-installations-arts numériques

Video producer : K. Danse

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BodyFail

Interactive installation with performance - Dance and artificial intelligence

K. Danse - Jean-Marc Matos 2018 - Director : Rihouay, Yoan

Choreographer(s) : Matos, Jean-Marc (France)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles-installations-arts numériques

Video producer : K. Danse

en fr

Descriptif du projet

“The body as the limit of coding”, is an interactive life-size installation where a numerical system tracks and analyses the minutest gesture of the body. Visitors go through an experience inside this laboratory of physical exploration which transcribes their movements visually and into sound in real time through a network of neurons created in collaboration with InfoMus*, and mediated choreographically by a performer. By bypassing the computer code through the invention of unconventional movement qualities, visitors can bring the system to “crash”. The machine then calculates and collects the participants’ movements in the form of a score of gestural “errors” visible in the installation as a mirror interpretation.

Matos, Jean-Marc

Dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Trained at the Cunningham Studio in New-York, he has performed with David Gordon (Judson Church). He is interested in the impact of digital technology on society, in order to develop a meaningful relationship between dance and new media. He has choreographed more than 45 pieces which have been presented extensively in France (Avignon Festival, the Pompidou Center, etc.) and in many countries (Europe, Central and South America, USA, Canada, North Africa, India, Pakistan). He is involved in  several cross-cultural and multidisciplinary projects, including  the EU supported projects Metabody and Wholodance, for which he is one of the co-organizing partners.

Guillemet, Thomas

  Artist and designer, and lecturer on a Master of Design and Global Research Innovation and Visual Arts degree. Specialized in incompatibilities in human-machine relations (as a working tool), corporeality and special needs robotics, (Dis)fordance and disnovation, and DIY. Studies at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (Major), School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union à New York. Laureate of the Fondation de France, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller, Révélation Emerige, winner of a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of culture and communication, last exhibition: Villa Arson ; “La poétique du sabotage”.

Barbisan, Clément

  Having focused on perception during his studies at the Beaux-art of Paris, Clément Barbisan now also programs in order to be able to create systems, which allow for the spectator to question her or his own perception.

http://clementbarbisan.com/ 

Rihouay, Yoan

Yoan Rihouay, graphic designer, Motion Designer, video artist. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yoan-rihouay-8b1652106/?originalSubdomain=fr

K. Danse

Contemporary dance Company involved in many production, mediation and research projects integrating dance and digital arts.

The choreographic approach of the K. Danse Company develops a contemporary movement language by the dialectic confrontation between the physical body (lived, experienced) and the visual body (seen, virtual). www.k-danse.net/en

Since 1983, K. Danse has been present in major festivals and cultural events in France and abroad: Festivals of Aix en Provence, Avignon In, la Rochelle, Châteauvallon, Métafort d’Aubervilliers, American Center of Paris, Georges Pompidou Center, Grande Halle de la Villette, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Maison de la Danse de Lyon, Centre National Art et Technologie de Reims, Centre National de la Danse, ISEA 2000 à Paris, Monaco Dance Forum, Espace Odyssud de Blagnac, Cité de l’Espace de Toulouse, Electrochoc Festival, Digital Art Center Le Cube of Issy Les Moulineaux, Arts Center of Enghien les Bains, the Ardenome Gallery in Avignon, the CENTQUATRE in Paris, Le Louvre Pyramid in Paris (with the BodyFail project, laureate of the 2017 Open Art Pulsar Prize), CURIOSITas Festival, Paris-Saclay (2019)…

The company has toured in Central America, Senegal, India, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and USA and has presented performances at the Soros Center of Budapest, Video Fest and Podewill Centrum, Berlin, Hamburg International Festival, Foundation Polar in Caracas, Festival Medi@rte in Monterrey, Festival VAD Girona and IDN Barcelona (Catalonia), The international Video Art Festival of Casablanca (Morocco), The National Theatre of Guatemala, NIAS of Bangalore (India), Festival Llunes d’esBaluard of Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), ScenoFest Festival Quadrennial of Prague (Czech Republic), International Forum of Dance and Theater of Huesca, Spain (Price for the most innovative performance, 2012, with the Tactile Sensations project), Casa Paganini (Genoa, Italy), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), La Sorbonne Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, 2018), International Festival of Video Art (Casablanca, Morocco, 2019)…

Recipient of a grant “projet Phare 2017” from la Diagonale Paris Saclay for the RCO project (with scientist and artist Sarah Fdili Alaoui), recipient of the Fellowship Residency program from the Bogliasco Foundation 2017 (Genoa Italy, New-York).

BodyFail, l'équipe

Artistic direction / Conception : Matos, Jean-Marc / Guillemet Thomas / Barbisan Clément

Choreography : Matos, Jean-Marc

Interpretation : Lavergne, Pauline

Stage direction : Matos, Jean-Marc

Set design : Guillement, Thomas

Original music : Barbisan, Clément

Additionnal music : Alva Noto

Video conception : Barbisan, Clément

Lights : Guillemet, Thomas

Costumes : K. Danse

Settings : Guillemet, Thomas

Technical direction : Guillement, Thomas et Barbisan, Clément

Other collaborations : Stefano Piana (informaticien développeur InFomus Casa Paganini, Centre de Recherche, Gênes, Italie, Directeur Antonio Camurri) – Analyse automatisée des qualités de mouvement réalisée avec EyesWeb.

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Partenaires : Pulsar The Open Art Prize, Fondation Groupe EDF, TechShop Paris/Ivry, Drac Ile de France, Le Centre d’Art Contemporain d’Auvers sur Oise, La Fondation de France, Station F, Accenture, Centre de Recherche InfoMus Casa Paganini, Gênes, Italie

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Guillemet, Thomas

Duration : cycles de 20 mn

Full Dossier - Dedicated site - Touring dates and places

Full dossier: https://www.k-danse.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/BodyFailDossier_en.pdf

Dedicated site: https://www.k-danse.net/en/portfolio/bodyfail/


Touring dates and places:

- September 30, 2018, Entretiens de Royaumont, La Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Institut Français)
- February 6, 2018, Pyramid of the Louvre, Paris (private Accenture evening)
- May 2018, exhibition « mutations/creations: coding the world », Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
- April 2018, Galerie of the Crous, Paris (personal exhibition by Thomas Guillemet)
- December 8-14, 2017, Groupe EDF Foundation , Paris

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