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In Performance: The Electric Sheep Are Back (Paris)

In Performance: The Electric Sheep Are Back (Paris)

The Electric Sheep Are Back
November 28 – December 01, 8:30pm
December 2, 6pm
At Confluences 190 Blvd. de Charonne 75020 Paris
www.confluences.net

The Electric Sheep Are Back (Les Moutons Electriques Sont De Retour) is a three-hour journey into the alteration of time.
Director Rochdy Laribi uses a range of media to incite the senses and memory in a performance-installation where audience and artists keep exchanging roles.

“In our practice there is an addictive tendency to explore the limits and ignore the frontiers: limits of the body, the public…” Laribi points out.

Ubiquitous commands from loudspeakers, text messages, and whispers force the audience to become the protagonist through blindfolding, confiscation of mobile phones, pairing up with an imposed companion, limitation of mobility, shoes removal, invitation-enforcement to join a dancing party, rub naked bodies with ice, and perform inside a garbage bin.  The final command, call someone to share a personal memory you were asked to think about throughout the performance.

This Ornic’Art production successfully accomplishes both turning the audience into the protagonist and utilizing all the spaces at Confluences (outdoors, theater, bar, and other two rooms) as a disorienting container.  The audience was engaged and obedient.  Happy ending trespassing the boundaries of the venue–all members of the audience on the stage making a phone call to the outisde world.

Director: Rochdy Laribi
Performers: Christine Bouvier, Rochdy Laribi, Mollie Lebherger, Jean-Christophe Petit, Lise Rondot, Audrey Vecco
Video: Mélanie François
Production : Ornic’art
In co-production with: Théâtre des Bernardines – Marseille / Friche la Belle de Mai – Marseille / Métaphores Urbaines – Paris / Confluences – Paris
Sponsor : Municipality of Marseille
Ornic’art: www.ornicart.org
Redplexus: www.redplexus.org

 

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Opie Boero Imwinkelried’s work explores language and technology with a focus on the ancient Roman and Greek worlds in connection with contemporary society. Imwinkelried organizes Dimanche Rouge, an experimental performance art event taking place monthly in Paris, France. www.dimancherouge.org

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