DON’T FREE ME, I CAN DO IT BY MYSELF
Friche la Belle de Mai, 41 rue Jobin 3e
Friday, November 9 (8.30pm)
#MemoryoftheUniverse | Bayesian Poisoning
(50’ – 2018) collaborative performance with 3D animations, live electronics & guitar, dance
Alysse Stepanian: concept, research and text, 3D animations, performance
Philip Mantione: concept, music and sound design, live performance
Mallory Fabian: dance, choreography
Long-time collaborators, Alysse Stepanian and Philip Mantione will perform together in a new work that incorporates Mantione’s music, Stepanian’s 3D animations and her critical analysis of American culture and politics. Choreographer and dancer, Mallory Fabian, whose work has been described as “very physical, intrusive and confrontational” (LA Dance Chronicle), adds a powerful voice to this quirky hybrid performance that fuses art and poetry with the factual language of history. Mantione’s music includes live synth and processed guitar, prerecorded electronics and samples of vocalist Jan Opalach. He uses found text culled from examples of Bayesian Poisoning, an email spammer technique that undermines spam filtering by inserting nonsensical and often poetic paragraphs in the body of an email. In Stepanian’s 3D animations, a mythopoeic cowwoman that embodies the memory of the universe, surveys the destructive human legacy from a posthuman world. Stepanian will perform with poetic and political messages juxtaposed with personal memes that dance on the screen to the rhythm of Mantione’s music. This performance alludes to selective memory in constructing historical narratives, and suggests an optimism that something positive can emerge from the chaos and the often-malevolent mien of humanity. This work will be further developed for future presentations.
Saturday, November 10 (9pm)
SextrØØpia, a cybersexual smarticity (A utopian and sensual alternative to the collapse of civilisation) / Yann Minh (France)
An immersive conference in the NooMuseum
The spectators who wish may come to the conference with their laptop (Mac, PC and Linus). A stand alone version of the NøøMuseum will be distributed on USB stick, so that you can follow Yan Minh in the labyrinth of his virtual museum.
Yann Minh offers a long and fascinating two hours walk in his museum. The NøøMuseum is not only a digital artwork, but also a kind of digital Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace and an innovative and fun educational tool using an ancient memory enhancement method called “method of Loci” (Memory palace or Ars MemorativaP. Yann has been using it for 15 years successfully in art and engineering high schools.
His NøøConference invites the audience to a journey back in time, from the origins of humanity to our transhumanist future, following the guiding thread of the immaterial origins of life, to arrive at a provocative proposal of utopian cities of the future, connected, sustainable and dedicated to cybersex.
The conference will be in 2 parts. The first one will present the first version of the NøøMuseum created in 2003 with the Unreal Tournament game engine, and will focus on sexual metaphors in art and science fiction cinema. The second part, with the Unity 2018 version of the NøøMuseum will deal with history of cyber-sexuality and the proposition of the utopian city of SextrØØpia.
Sunday, November 11 (5pm)
Décoquillons nous ! (15’ – 2018) / Nelson Niyakire (Burundi) & 4 friends Carlène Ingabire, Elsie Ngoy, Moses Mangona, Sonia Ingabire
A man with his head in a sphere in cob. How to rid ourselves of all what inhibits us?
Human beings are often used to go into a shell to protect themselves from a environment supposed to be hostile, a stifling situation that doesn’t allow to look objectively. To get rid of this protection is a delicate process that can weaken us, unless we abandon the idea to free ourselves one by one for the benefit to engage in a collective action.
Sunday, November 11 (8.30pm)
Germaine Kobo & Bella Lawson – Concert Afro-pop-electro concert, a partnership with Festival Africa Fête
A duo with Germaine Kobo, an artist from Marseille of Belgium and Congolese origins, and the artist from Togo Bella Lawson. They combine poetry, dance and music to take us in an initiatory trip through their origins, full of sensibility and subtlety.
Germaine Kobo & Bella Lawson are finalist of the “Prix des musiques d’ici” (Diaspora music awards).