MODULAR PERFORMANCE | CREATION 2020
Situations is a visual and sonic experience of moments, objects and quotidian movements. Each spectator creates his or her own journey within a space in which animated sculptures and sound installations interact to form and unfold anonymous stories and ephemeral coincidences.
Situations is not to be defined as a fixed event, but rather as a process — a framework in which “in situ” testimonies emerge, testimonies collected in the urban environment in which the project is presented, in dialogue with the people living there.
Situations is the result of an encounter in 2018 between Florentin Ginot and Stefan Prins, a Belgian electronic musician and composer currently living in Berlin. Together, they are creating a hybrid musical universe, combining the corporality of the double bass with Prins’s virtuosic electronic practice in a spatialized one-hour format.
A visual polyphony is brought to life in the various display cases that suspend animated dioramas above the musicians and the audience. The objects shown in the cabinets, relics of ordinary life, will be distorted via the absurd and the magical to offer through different processes of deconstruction, transformation and motion a visual counterpoint to the musical creation.
The creation of an environment shaped by visible or invisible mechanics challenges the role of the random and the unexpected in our lives, and questions the contribution of predictive technologies employed by today’s digital societies on our human equilibrium.
PRODUCTION HowNow | CO-PRODUCTION La Muse en Circuit | SUPPORT Sacem
Artistic direction • Florentin Ginot
Musical collaboration • Stefan Prins
Collaboration to the stage direction • Lea Letzel
Mechanisms & programmation • Jacques Bouault
Sound direction • Martin Anthiphon
Light design • Marie-Hélène Pinon