Derrière le rideau il fait peut Ítre nuit is a project by multidisciplinary artist Martin
Messier (composer, performer and videographer) and Anne Thériault
(choreographer and peformer). Having been a sound designer for many years in
dance and in theatre, Martin Messier set out to reverse the usual hierarchical
roles existing between the choreographer and the composer in order to put the
soundscape at the forefront. The motor element of this piece is an amplification
device which allows us to directly examine the movements and actions of the
performer.

All the ideas and directorial decisions inherent to this project are guided by the
fact that this performance is first and foremost about the soundscape. With this
in mind, the piece is performed in near darkness, which makes the audience
concentrate on the progressions of the soundscape.

Wanting to inspire feelings of insecurity, unleashing an element of fear in the
audience and placing them in visual universe akin to the aesthetic of horror
cinema, the visual construction of this performance is built around the idea of
suggestion without revealing anything. It is through this lens that striking images
are expanded while never causing the emergence of narrative evidence.

all the ideas and directorial decisions inherent to this project are guided by the fact that this performance is first and foremost about the soundscape. with this in mind, the piece is performed in near darkness, which makes the audience concentrate on the progressions of the soundscape.

wanting to inspire feelings of insecurity, unleashing an element of fear in the audience and placing them in visual universe akin to the aesthetic of horror cinema, the visual construction of this performance is built around the idea of suggestion without revealing anything. it is through this lens that striking images are expanded while never causing the emergence of narrative evidence.

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