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Digest: News for the week of September 13-20, 2009

[singlepic id=171 w= h= float=]Emerging: Daniel Linehan’s (New York/Brussels) Not About Everything September 14th, 2009 | No Comments [singlepic id=168 w= h= float=]Featured: Hotel Modern (Rotterdam, Netherlands) September 15th, 2009 | No Comments [singlepic id=170 w= h= float=]Featured: The Light Surgeons (London, England) September 16th, 2009 [singlepic id=165 w= h= float=]In Performance: Fischerspooner (NYC) September 17th, 2009 [singlepic id=166 w= h= float=]In Performance: Sans Objet by Compagnie 111 (Toulouse, France) September 18th, 2009

In Performance: Sans Objet by Compagnie 111 (Toulouse, France)

COMPAGNIE 111 SANS OBJET [singlepic id=166 w=590 h= float=] It is a meeting between man and a robot, one of these huge articulated arms which are used in car assembly lines to carry out the hard and tedious tasks that workers used to do; It is a real robot, straight from its original factory. There, it had a purpose. Here, on stage, it has become “ without object”. Aurélien Bory must therefore find a role for it, somehow make it more human. “Its behaviour is by no means modified, its mechanical qualities, power, and the brutality, even the violence of its movements, which are a somewhat warlike, remain. Here, man and robot are partners. What matters is their way of drawing closer and establishing contact. They are caught within an artistic space; in other words, if one considers the values...