What if the sport once again became playful, full of amazing prowess and rhythmic and spatial variations? The spectator, freed of competitive expectations, savours an intriguing ballet by seasoned pros. Everyone wins.
Constructed like a Moebius strip, it takes the spectator on a journey between the inside and the outside of the spectacle, or, as Gravel himself suggests, from the head to the heart to the genitals, in whichever order you wish!
Pivoting towards a pluralist aesthetics, suggesting possibilities beyond authoritarian and coercive visions, SOFTLAMP.autonomies is a repurposed slogan on-top of the abandoned office with a flickering light, deep in the deep blue hegemonic push, trying to believe.
With this clean new work, Daniel Léveillé delves even deeper into familiar terrain : the body’s demanding confrontation with the body of the Other, the mysterious relationships that govern bodies in space, the tracing of movement and its inexorable ebb and flow.
The meeting of four bodies that never touch, the constant and insistent repetition of their gestures, and the hammering piano on the sound track are all elements used to evoke the chaos of human sacrifice.
Stéphane Gladyszewski chooses to become the medium of the message, to expose his inner self and to produce an exploded self-portrait based in the complexity of a star-studded identity and the phantasmagorical constructions of the psyche.