"The crisis of the twenty-first century", "the great challenge of our time", are all qualifiers that remind us of the importance of the migration issue widely reported by the media. How can we apprehend this phenomenon accentuated by the addition of wars, climatic disasters or economic crises which, in a world of soon eleven billion people, questions our common future?
Through its theme "Migration stories", Le Cube wanted to explore the changes of our time from different angles, giving the floor to three artists, NUMEROBé, Loup Blaster and Emmanuelle Gibello, to support the development of an enlightened, creative and committed society.
Jungle" performance - numbered & wolf blaster - Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 8:30pm
The two Calaisian artists, NUMERBé and Loup Blaster, deliver a personal look at the "Jungle of Calais" through their performance "Jungle".
Based on memory and encounters, "Jungle" is a performance, where sound and image dialogue in real time, taking the spectator into a deep and dreamlike universe: a personal journey through the "Jungle of Calais". "Jungle" is a live audiovisual creation, made up of sound recordings and instrumental loops and a superimposition of live images, taken from the short film "Al Hurriya, Freedom, Liberty" and videos shot on mobile phones. Almost two years after the destruction of the shantytown, this performance directly echoes the still topical situation of the exiles in Calais and other cities.
Saturday 16 March at 14:00 - 18:00: In the first part of this workshopThe two artists will present and introduce the participants to their practice: M.A.O (computer-assisted music) and animation (2D animation & stop motion). Then in a second time, they will realize a short collective audiovisual sequence.
"Far behind I left my jasmine" is a sound performance that questions censorship and exile, written from interviews with two Syrian intellectuals from Damascus, as well as excerpts from the fiction "Je t'accompagne" by Emmanuelle Gibello.
Amer and Keenana, activists of the Arab Spring Revolution 2.0, are now political refugees in Paris and Toronto. The questions they have been asked relate to their happy memories of Syria. The music, much harsher and more violent, reflects the horror of incarceration and torture under a dictatorial regime. The soundscape is a soundtrack to the off-screen that is played during the interviews, the unspoken, the traumas embedded in the body. In the course of the docu-drama, a new envelope is woven that helps us to reconnect with each other peacefully.
This piece is played on a quadraphonic system in order to immerse the audience in the sound. It is written for the Molf, his spinning tops and other controllers. The drum carried by Jacky Le Devehat soothes the sound and gives hope.
*Molf : electronic violin making instrument created by Emmanuelle Gibello
Co-production : Le Cube, Issy les Moulineaux, France; Daïmon, Gatineau, Canada; Axeneo7, Gatineau, Canada, L'autre Musique, Plateforme Paris, France, Le labo, Radio télévision suisse, for the documentary version of the project. The documentary version of the radio creation was awarded the RTBF's Gulliver Support Fund in 2018.