A.lter S.essio

EXTension(+) is based on destruction. Speech and body are the starting point and matter. The proposal is then developed on a reconstruction, by repetition, accumulation and transformation of fragments (sounds, words, gestures, movements, memories). Audiovisual partition is controlled by the performer. An interactive interface (two gloves equipped with gyrometers, accelerometers and pressure sensors) can provide him the control of the environment in a permanent body-machine dialogue. By successive pulses, a form emerges from its own ruins and consuming itself. This is a warning. An urgent call to action. Do with what is falling on hand to exhaustion of possibilities. An explosive downturn. Here. Now.

EXTension(+) se fonde sur une destruction. La parole et le corps en constituent le point de départ et la matière. La proposition se développe sur une reconstruction par la répétition, l’accumulation et la transformation de fragments (sons, mots, gestes, mouvements, souvenirs). C’est une incantation chorégraphique. La partition audiovisuelle est contrôlée par l’interprète. Une interface interactive peut lui offrir la maîtrise de l’environnement dans un dialogue corps-machine permanent. Par pulsations successives, une forme émerge de ses propres ruines et se consume. C’est une alerte. Un appel pressant à l’action. Faire avec ce qui nous tombe sous la main jusqu’à l’épuisement des possibles. Un repli explosif. Ici. Maintenant.

Conception, direction, audiovisual creation: Fabrice Planquette
Choreography, performance: Yum Keiko Takayama
Text: Arnaud Michniak
Costumes: Fabrice Planquette, Yum Keiko Takayama
Light: FP, Julien Dufour, Julien Appert

Partnership: DRAC Picardie, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Amiens Métropole, DICRéAM, Relais Culturel Régional 2angles, Lieu Multiple Poitiers, Art Zoyd, La Lune des Pirates Amiens, Stereolux Nantes, La Condition Publique de Roubaix

Production: Panem Et Circenses 2014

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A.lter S.essio

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A.lter S.essio is a France-based artist collective with members Fabrice Planquette (conception, direction, audiovisual creation) and Yum Keiko Takayama (choreography, performance).…


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A.lter S.essio is a France-based artist collective with members Fabrice Planquette (conception, direction, audiovisual creation) and Yum Keiko Takayama (choreography, performance). Each project is the result of a specific research, interdisciplinary and jointly among the team. Guest artists bring along his or her own language, sensitivity and perspectives.
The group creates dance-performances mixing contemporary and neo-butoh dance and audiovisual-digital development, also video series and installations. The work explores the place of the individual in society and questions the conditions of the contemporary existence. Confrontation with the environment, oneself, each other, others... In background, these projects are focused on question of loss and the struggle it entails. Live or survive, it is between fight, collapse and game with a radical construction.
All pieces are interconnected: continuation, complement, parallel, opposition. The components (body, image, sound, text) are treated equally without any particular priority. It tries to produce an incisive work, at the same time subtle and brutal.
A.lter S.essio has presented in most European countries, as well as in South America, Canada, and Japan in very different kind of festivals (music, digital art, dance and performance).

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