Dance and digital art performance
Two human guinea-pig performers lie splayed out on stage, the beating heart of an augmented nervous system.
To the rhythm of electric impulses and other stimulations transmitted by the dancers, this performance throbs like a muscle, a synesthesic machine, an organic and digital organism…
A journey slowly sets in motion as the bodies rise from the floor and start walking. This piece questions our ambiguous relations with our digital environment: are our bodies exponential, or slaves?
Born in 1978, Frédéric Deslias is a stage director and musician.
Trained in digital arts and Max/MSP programming, his work has progressively shifted towards interactive and sense-led installations.
Awarded the Grand Prix for Dance and New Technologies at the 2010 festival, he also devises multimedia music therapy installations to stimulate the senses of people with autism.
Based in French city Dijon, CLAIR OBSCUR is a troupe of jugglers, stilt-walkers, magicians, acrobats and even fire-eaters, a multi-faceted company where medieval prowess meets circus and cabaret meets burlesque.
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