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Baltoscandal '22: Flesh

Cie d’autres cordes
Franck Vigroux
Franck Vigroux

Franck Vigroux 

conception, music Franck Vigroux
video Kurt d'Haeseleer
choreographer Myriam Gourfink
performers Azusa Takeuchi, Céline Debyser
dramaturgy Michel Simonot
additional video Olivier Ratsi
light manager Perrine Cado
technical conception Carlos Duarte
costume designer Atelier Darwin

A car leaves the road and dives into a strange and wild dimension, buried as if out of time. Little by little, the topography of the place, where real and unreal seem to merge, is revealed.

Drawing both from the world of the English writer J.G. Ballard (author of "Crash" and "Concrete Island" in particular) and from the personal experience of a road accident, "Flesh" explores the exact moment that follows the shock, the short instant where time seems to stop or expand. The moment where the mind detaches itself from the body, to reveal a panoramic view of a surrealist scene. Vehicle carcasses take the form of moving objects, motorway viaducts become gigantic Golems, car engines appear to levitate over a sea of ice. And on this flow of images and sensations, the spectator experiences what a driver experiences as he crosses an unknown dimension... a truly hallucinogenic journey. Between electronic opera and an audiovisual experience, Flesh is a musical and visual art form as well as a dance/movement performance, a moving painting whose meaning is revealed in the experience and the emotion it creates.

Franck Vigroux is one of the few artists who is both a musician and a director. As a composer-performer he has the rare capacity to produce a very wide range of sounds from electroacoustic to industrial noise, modern composition and experimental electronic music.

Sponsors and institutions which contributed:

Production Cie d’autres cordes; diffusion Théâtre de Nîmes Kaasproduktsioon / co-production Théâtre l'Empreinte Brive/Tulle, Césaré CNCM Reims, La Muse en circuit CNCM Alfortville, Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques de l’Archipel, SN de Perpignan; with support of biennale Nemo/Arcadi Île-de-France, ADAMI, DICREAM, SPEDIDAM; residency Espace des Anges Mende, Humain trop humain CDN Montpellier, Festival Aujourd’hui Musiques de l’Archipel, SN de Perpignan, Anis Gras Arcueil, Théâtre l'Empreinte Brive/Tulle. La Cie d’Autres Cordes is supported by Regional Council, DRAC Occitanie. Associated artist with Théâtre de Nîmes.

Performances at the Baltoscandal festival are supported by the French Institute in Estonia.