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The MOVE 2018 event at the Centre Pompidou

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MOVE, an annual cultural event launched in 2017, takes place at the intersection of dance, performance and the moving image by imagining a space and a time for reflection on the ways in which performance is exhibited: in the long term, with the participation of audiences and in spaces traditionally not devoted to dance. MOVE proposes from 7 to 24 June, a programme of performances, exhibitions, screenings, conferences and a seminar "Performer les savoirs".  
 
MOVE addresses the question of the critical body in a world where it seems increasingly urgent for artists to confront current issues, political crisis or identity crisis, as well as the neo-liberal conditions of life and production that we are facing. Artists, choreographers and performers invest the body as sites to imagine, practice and test these conditions.
 
Among the highlights of the 2018 edition, Maria Hassabi presents a continuous performance at Forum -1, STAGING: Solo#2, which plays on the slowness of gestures. Liz Magic Laser proposes Handle/Poignée, a project that brings together performance, film and workshops to create a critical perspective on the codes of public discourse of politicians. In Forum -1, Vidéodanse crosses dance films and artists' films by posing the question of dance as a practice of resistance (Anna Halprin, Robyn Orlin, Latifa Laâbissi...). MOVE presents different propositions of artists operating a form of "singularity" (according to the concept of performance theorist André Lepecki) and reacting to the different relations of domination and systems of oppression at work today. Faced with these traumas, it is also a question of repair and care, of claiming and re-appropriating one's body through physical action or dance therapy and healing gestures.
 
Among the artists present, Paul Maheke proposes a performance around the relations of power or constraint that are exerted on the black and queer body and explores the forms of representation, using visual references ranging from Michael Jackson to Bantu cosmologies. Hannah Black presents a performance combining personal experiences and poetic meditation around a figure called Anxietina focusing on the collective flows of an age of anxiety and working with concepts such as periphery/centre, forgiveness or reparation.
 
Philippe Mangeot, invited in residence at the Centre Pompidou by the Service de la Parole throughout 2018, will be talking to the philosopher, critic and curator Paul B. Preciado and the choreographer Volmir Cordeiro on the passion of being oneself, that is to say perhaps the passion of being another.
The Performer les savoirs / Performing Knowledge seminar will allow participants to reflect on how a performative research practice can conceive, model and produce singular objects of thought. MOVE is partnering this year with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, which is addressing questions of resilience and reconstruction in an exhibition presented from March onwards, "Talismans - The desert between us is only sand".
 

CONTINUOUS PROGRAMME FROM 7 TO 24 JUNE

TO THE FORUM AND TO THE FORUM -1
11am-9pm: Maria Hassabi
11am-10pm: Paul Maheke
11:00-22:00: Lili Reynaud-Dewar
11h-22h: Videodance
11h-22h: Liz Magic Laser (Projection)
2pm-7pm: Liz Magic Laser (Performance

AGENDA

FRIDAY, JUNE 8
19h Move (PS) : Frédéric Nauczyciel : Voguing and critical body
 
SATURDAY 9 JUNE
17:00 Move (F-1): Francisco Tropa
6pm Move (PS) : boychild + Jack Halberstam
 
SUNDAY 10 JUNE
17h Move (PS): Hannah Black
6pm Move (PS): Pedro Barateiro
7pm Move (PS): Paul Maheke
 
SUNDAY 17 JUNE
17h Move (PS): Paul B. Preciado / Philippe Mangeot / Volmir Cordeiro
18.30 Move (PS): Pedro Barateiro
19h Move (PS) : Laetitia Badaut-Haussmann
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND
11h-21h Move (PS and C2): Performing Knowledge / Performer les savoirs
Seminar designed by Chloé Dechery and Marion Boudier
 
SUNDAY JUNE 24TH
15h Move (F -1) : Workshop with France Schott-Billmann, Dance-therapist
19h Move (PS) : Meeting around Anna Halprin and the work of Liz Magic Laser

Performance by PAUL MAHEKE " A Familiar Familiar Place of Confusion (channel) ", 2018

EXHIBITIONS

MARIA HASSABI " STAGING: Solo#2, 2017 "
Forum -1 I 11h-21h
Maria Hassabi's works are characterized by their sculptural physicality, their silence and tranquility, acting against our apprehension of time, which in contemporary culture seems to accelerate at an increasing rate. In "STAGING: Solo#2", an isolated silhouette dressed in a brightly patterned outfit moves at a measured pace across the expanse of a bright pink carpet. The body slowly metamorphoses in a sometimes imperceptible rhythm, performing a two-hour choreographic loop that follows one another during the museum's opening hours, creating a recurring form that occupies a specific space and a seemingly uninterrupted time.
Dancers: Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Mickey Mahar, Oisín Monaghan.
Sound composition: Marina Rosenfeld.
Costumes: Victoria Bartlett. Production: Natasha Katerinopoulos
STAGING: Pink Floor (2017), Carpet Style ZA948 BRILLIANT STAR, Color DIVA
 
Maria Hassabi, born in Cyprus, is an artist and choreographer based in New York. Over the years, she has developed a distinct practice, using slowness and stillness as a technique in choreographies that oscillate between dance and sculpture, subject and object, living body and still image. Maria Hassabi's performances and installations are presented internationally in theatres, festivals, public spaces, museums, galleries such as Documenta14, Kassel (2017); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015); 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (2013); Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (2017 and 2013); Performa, New York (2013, 2009); and The Kitchen, New York (2016, 2013, 2011, 2006); among others. She is a graduate of the California Institure for the Arts.
 
LIZ MAGIC LASER "Handle/Poignée", 2017
Forum and Forum -1 I 14h-19h
Liz Magic Laser presents a new project, "Handle/Poignée", which brings together a performance, a film and workshops that provide a critical view of the codes of public discourse and the actions of politicians.
Inspired by the theories of the famous linguist George Lakoff, who classified our way of seeing the world according to two systems, that of the conservatives and that of the democrats, she proposes an interactive performance with the public who will be able to discover their typology of thought and experiment the choreography related to it.
"At the entrance to the museum, the selected visitors will be greeted by the dancers who will sense their personality type by their handshake. They will respond with a choreography of therapeutic posture and movement, specifically designed for the personality type identified, to lead visitors to a soft sculptural setting that highlights three areas of experience: home, work and politics, and each personality's relationship to these areas. The dancers will use these props to bring out the potential of each personality and attempt to enhance the functionality of family and societal relationships. A video installation with instructions, located on the lower level of the museum, will provide a practice area where spectators will be guided through the sequence of exercises. I envision this project as a therapeutic space that allows us to manage our relationship with the leaders of our Western world, which, like the dynamics of dysfunctional families, is increasingly unstable. Just as an astrologer uses horoscopes, my dancers will act as agents of a somatic therapy that uses movement as a pathway to self-actualization and self-improvement. » Liz Magic Laser
 
With Lise Benoit, Carisa Bledsoe, Yun-Chen Chang, Célia Chauviere, Fabiana Gabanini and Martina Musilova.
Developed through dance therapy workshops given by France Schott-Billmann and Mandoline Whittlesey; and with the choreographic guidance of Cori Kresge.
Costumes by Slow and Steady Wins the Race.
Scenography and costumes created thanks to the generous support of Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris.
Handle/Poignée is co-produced by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Gulbenkian Foundation, Paris, and the Confort Moderne, Poitiers. Developed in partnership with ACTS / Ecole de danse contemporaine de Paris® and Micadanses.
 
Liz Magic Laser (born 1981 in New York) lives and works in Brooklyn. Her performances and videos are often exhibited in semi-public spaces (bank lobbies, cinemas, newsrooms, etc.) and involve the collaboration of various participants, actors, dancers, surgeons or members of motorcycle gangs. In her recent work, she appropriates techniques and strategies for influencing opinion from the media and political world, such as coaching methods or cognitive-behavioural therapy.
She has exhibited at Kunstverein Göttingen (2016), Mercer Union, Toronto (2015), Whitney Museum, New York, (2015) and PERFORMA, New York (2011).
 
PAUL MAHEKE " Mutual Survival Lorde Manifesto ", 17'50, HD video, color, sound
Forum -1 I 11h-22h
 
The installation "Mutual Survival Lorde Manifesto" shows dancer Jamila Johnson-Small and the Tropical Isles Carnival Dance Group rehearsing their performance for the Notting Hill Carnival on two screens on the floor. This carnival was initiated in London in the 1960s by the black Caribbean community. This piece tells the story of black subjectivities through images of dancer Jamila Johnson-Small combined with a manifesto composed of several texts by Audre Lorde, black poet, lesbian and feminist activist. The desperate yet determined power of Jamila's words, movements and bass vibrations infuse us with the fierce energy of carnival.
 
Paul Maheke was born in 1985 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, he lives and works in London. His current research, Becoming a Body of Water, is based on the reflections of the philosopher Luce Irigaray on "Hydrofeminism" taken up by Astrida Neimanis and imagines the body as an archive using its own "waters" as channels for the transmission of knowledge and information.
This investigation occupies a metaphorical space where the body resonates and echoes the geographical, socio-political and historical context that engendered it. With a particular focus on dance, it attempts to defuse the power relations that shape Western imaginations and to reformulate the resulting representations of the queer-racialized body by questioning History through non-human subjectivities. His work has recently been shown at the Tate Modern, London (2017), CA2M, Madrid (2017) and the South London Gallery, London (2016).
 
LILI REYNAUD DEWAR "My Epidemic (Teaching Bjarne Melgaard's class)", New York, Brussels
2015, 6'59, HD video, colour
Teeth, gums, machines, future, society (Gironcoli) 2017, 4'34, HD video, color
Forum -1 I 11h-22h
 
Lili Reynaud-Dewar initiated in 2011 this series of videos where she dances alone and naked, her body entirely covered with a colour that can vary from black to red through different silver versions. Initially conceived in the heart of her studio, these videos were then produced in her own exhibitions or in the collective exhibitions in which she participates. Sometimes shot in empty spaces, sometimes in adjacent exhibitions by other artists such as Pierre Huyghe's at the Centre Pompidou or Bruno Gironcoli's in Clearing (Brussels). These videos thus constitute a kind of dance journal of her work and the places in which it circulates. Drawing its origins in different influences, from the choreographies of Josephine Baker to the gestures of Cosey Fanni Tutti, his works bear witness to a form of feminist resistance, oscillating between empowerment practices, institutional criticism and positions of vulnerability.
 
Lili Reynaud-Dewar works with autobiographical material or material borrowed from transgressive figures of twentieth-century cultural production, such as Josephine Baker, Guillaume Dustan, Bjarne Melgaard, Cosey Fanni Tutti... She is interested in the history of racial and sexual emancipation, the circulation and interpretation of works, biographical motifs in cultural production, the moving figure of the artist in a globalized world. His work has been the subject of numerous monographic exhibitions, notably at the Kunsthalle in Basel (2010) and at the New Museum in New York (2014). She has also exhibited at the Centre Pompidou (2010, 2013) and at the Witte de With in Rotterdam (2011, 2014). She was one of the artists selected for the 56e  Venice Biennale (2015), the Lyon Biennale (2013) and the 5e Berlin Biennale (2008). In 2013, it receives the Ricard Foundation Prize.
 
WORD
 
June 8, 17, 22 and 24: NAUCZYCIAL FREDERIC: VOGUING AND CRITICAL BODY
Friday 8 June 7pm, Petite Salle
An evening with Frédéric Nauczyciel will highlight the emancipatory political charge of Voguing, a performative dance born in the 1960s in Harlem. Frédéric Nauczyciel went to meet the voguers of Baltimore, then Paris, who were constantly inventing contemporary forms of voguing.
Their flamboyant fireflies, which the artist confronts with baroque sophistication, evoke the glimmers of resistance of cultures on the margins, as well as their dimensions as expert as they are learned.
Screening of his film The Fire Flies, Baltimore followed by a discussion with the artist, sailor Vinni Revlon and Anne Crémieux, teacher-researcher at the University of Nanterre.
 

CONFERENCE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE OBSERVATORY OF PASSIONS

With Philippe Mangeot, Paul B. Preciado and Volmir Cordeiro
Sunday, June 17, 2018 I 5:00 pm, Petite Salle
Invited in residence at the Centre Pompidou by the Service de la Parole throughout 2018, Philippe Mangeot is launching a new project "L'Observatoire des Passions".
As part of this project, he is interviewing the philosopher, critic and curator Paul B. Preciado. Noting that everyone has access on the internet to the infinite catalogue of contemporary human passions, Philippe Mangeot reconfigures and rethinks the "treatise of passions". He questions Paul B. Preciado and Volmir Cordeiro on the passion to be oneself, that is to say, perhaps, the passion to be another.
Philippe Mangeot is former president of ACT-UP-Paris, co-screenwriter of the film "120 beats per minute" by Robin Campillo.
Paul B. Preciado is a philosopher, critic and curator. He was curator of the last Documenta in Kassel (2017).
Volmir Cordeiro is a choreographer. He was an associate artist at the Ménagerie de Verre in 2015, and from 2017, associate artist at the Centre National de la Danse (CND) in Pantin.

SÉMINAIRE, PERFORMER LES SAVOIRS / PERFORMING KNOWLEDGE

Designed by Chloé Déchery (lecturer at the University of Paris 8) and Marion Boudier (playwright and lecturer at the UPJV)
Friday 22 June 2018 I 11:00-19:30 - Petite Salle and Cinema 2 simultaneously
 
How can a performative research practice conceive, model and produce singular objects of thought which, consequently, require adapted analytical and methodological tools?
How, on the other hand, can contemporary artistic work "perform", that is to say, put into act and on stage, a gesture and a research activity?
How, finally, can the figures of the artist and the researcher, the actor and the expert, the handyman and the scientist, respond to and constitute themselves in relation to each other in logics of cross-fertilization and fertilization rather than in logics of competition or differentiation?
These questions will be asked and discussed throughout the day in workshops, lectures and round tables presented in the framework of MOVE. This promotion of exchanges between artists and researchers will also be embodied in the setting up of an artist's residency for the duration of the event. Performer les savoirs / Performing Knowledge is announced as a transdisciplinary seminar with an ambitious editorial content that should allow fruitful exchanges for the speakers (artists and academics) and the public.
Artist-in-residence : Claudia Triozzi
Program under development / with : (to be confirmed) : Laurence Corbel Tim Etchells, Barbara Formis, Julien Fournet, Arthur Igual, Yvain Juillard, Alix de Morant, Laurent Pichaud, Yves Rossetti and Claudia Triozzi
 
MEETING AROUND ANNA HALPRIN AND THE WORK OF LIZ MAGIC LASER, WITH LIZ MAGIC LASER AND THE THERAPIST FRANCE SCHOTT-BILLMANN
24 June 2018 I 5pm, Petite Salle
In relation to Handle/Poignée, a work by Liz Magic Laser presented as part of MOVE, the portrait of Anna Halprin by Jacqueline Caux Out of Boundaries is proposed followed by a discussion about the evolution of dance therapies, notably through the work of Mary Starks Whitehouse on the practice of Authentic Movement. Liz Magic Laser speaks with therapist France Schott-Billmann about the creation of her project.
 
 
MOVE 2018 - Centre Pompidou from 7 to 24 June 2018
 
Header photo : MARIA HASSABI " STAGING: Solo#2, 2017 "
 

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