FOREST // Aurélie Pedron (Lilith & Cie)
Year of creation: 2023
Duration: 60 minutes
Performative installation, 6 performers
FOREST reverses the paradigms of sight. Built with four blind performers and two sighted performers, the work cultivates forces that disorient and reorient the audience, its perception of time and space. FOREST is thought by and for the notions of ensemble.
A choreography of the senses and a composition of presence, FOREST erases the boundaries between inside and outside.
Alvin Albert Forbes, blind performer (Bahamas) | Élise Bergeron, sighted performer (Val D’Or) | Alexandre Burton, sound design (Montreal) | KG Guttman, facilitator (Toronto) | Caroline Namts, sighted performer (Montreal) | Chantal Labonté, lighting (Winsdor, Ontario) | Aurélie Pédron, artistic directror (France) | Carlos Parra, blind performer (Colombie) | Lyse Veilleux, blind performer (Québec) | Sherri Wallace, blind performer (Montreal)
Residencie: Place des arts
Photos : Aurélie Pédron
As if they were creating a "playful form of telepathy", the artists gathered by Aurélie Pedron dance without seeing each other and, nevertheless, manage to make concordant images and synchronized movements appear. "Not being able to see or touch each other makes things perceptible in a different way. We can thus touch each other in other ways, in other paradigms...".
Philippe Couture, Place des arts