Made as part of the Transhumances Urbaines festival in Saint-Denis (93), Portrait_multiple brings together the vision of three contemporary dancers and that of a musician. The original soundtrack, concrete and electronic, mixes urban sound fragments, the 1992 UN discourse abandoned by environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki and songs of ancestral traditions. The flows made visible support a dream of humanity in a world plagued by climatic upheavals; as an ideal place where differences would coexist to create harmony and strength.
For this project, Marianne ML has chosen to remain faithful to her real shots: the work of animation in real time of the bodies is discreet, in order to unite the moving bodies via the graphic video medium and to portray a portrait, carrying a pro-speechHumanist reinforced by soundtrack.
Eclectic and multi-instrumentalist, two words that summarize well the profile of Julien Decaux. Fascinated by the guitar, he starts the instrument at the age of eight and will not leave it.
From meetings to concerts, he quenched his thirst for music by experimenting with electric guitars, piano, drums, clarinet, saxophone, bass and double bass as well as singing.
During his university studies, he was also passionate about contemporary music, particularly computer-assisted music. He creates pieces for electronics and instruments, and interactive sound installations.
Marianne Louise Lebon,
Marianne ML conducted plastic and poetical post-universitary research in dance in connection with digital video. She directed videodanses for festivals dedicated or in the form of clips for electronic artists (Kiosk Records) and VJ performances in lives (Live Performers Meeting, evenings IRL) where still one or more dancing body. Upstream, she works with professional dancers and amateurs, with built choreographic creations or free improvisations.
Former student in Arts and Digital Technologies at the University of Rennes, in 2008 she turned to contemporary dance and its different forms at the time of the multimedia, and has been a pioneering theoretical research on the passage of the body dancing in its image.
Hybridization, metamorphosis and transfer to the computer age issues are central in her research.
Artistic direction / Conception
Marianne Louise Lebon
Anne Legoff, Chantal Listoir, Justine Lebas
Production / Coproduction of the video work