IN RESIDENCY: JULIE SEMOROZ
Following her performance WE NEED SPACE in coproduction with the the Grütli production and diffusion center for the Living Arts and in partnership with the Archipel Festival in March-April 2019, Julie Semoroz was selected for the Swiss performance award which will take place on September 21st, 2019 at the Aargauer Kunsthaus. On this occasion, the artist will present part of the performance, which she will be reworking and rehearsing at Flux Laboratory from September 11th to 19th, 2019.
WE NEED SPACE is about the inner, temporal and spatial space of everyday life; the creation questions the relationship of the individual and his bodily practices to mechanical and organic time and challenges our consumerist post-industrial society and new technologies. In a world with no notion of opposition anymore, in which humans no longer have a real political vision, slowing down and pondering is an act of resistance. Without striving to give clear-cut answers, the piece offers space for emotional and intellectual freedom. The opportunity to have a moment of reflection. To develop a ritual.
Julie Semoroz is a sound artist who sculpts sound using technology or voice. She offers a sound experience stemming from field recordings of her travels, an inner peregrination pervaded by shadowy fields.
WE NEED SPACE
28-31 March 2019 / 4-7 April 2019
Le Grütli - Centre de production et de diffusion & Festival Archipel
Downstairs room: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 4pm
Duration : 4 hours
Space accessible to the public at all times
Conception and interpretation: Julie Semoroz
Living pictures and interpretation: Cerise Rossier
Choreography and interpretation: Cédric Gagneur
Music: Julie Semoroz, Nathan Baumann, Christophe Calpini
Light conception: Michel Guibentif
Technical director : Grégoire Brunner
Construction decor: Maryse Kalonji
Administration, communication, production: Yordan Osweiller & Julie Semoroz
Accounting: Nathalie Wenger
Outside eye: Pierre Pontvianne
Teaser: Blaise Villars
Coproduction : Association Motonomy, Le Grütli - Centre de production et de diffusion
Partnership: Festival Archipel
Residencies: STAMM, Lostudio, Fundacion Los Choros, Flux Laboratory, La Becque
Support: Pro Helvetia and programme COINCIDENCIA, Fondation SIS, La Loterie romande, Ville de Nyon, Fonds d’encouragement à l’emploi des intermittent.e.s genevois.e.s (FEEIG)
The Secret Hygge, a chosen piece from We need space, was presented at the MEG on February 2nd, 2019 in partnership with Fluxum Foundation and will be presented at Performa Festival in Ticino on April 26th and 27th, 2019.