In Japanese, the word “Hakanai” stands as a poetic form for uncertainty in the fugacity and erratic nature of existence. Combined from the characters describing humanand dream, the word unlocks a twilight zone of facts and possibilities. French artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne, well-known for their almost transcendental virtual performances, achieve an overwhelming form in their choreography for one dancer as well as live composition with pictures and sounds in a 360° projection. They create a world lingering between reality and fiction. Their graphic strictness and the poetic interaction of body and light are also widely inspired by the exact syllabic shapes of the haiku. The audience closely experiences a synaesthetic performance. Adrien Mondot, information scientist and juggler, and Claire Bardainne, sculptress and stage designer, are constantly on the lookout for means of expression veering between performance and installation, uniquely connecting the performing arts with the newest developments in digital technology. Since 2001, their joint work has focused on the human being as a complex creature, a creature which proposes a challenge to steadily redefine the boundaries in technological potential. They develop custom-made tools applicable to every situation and turn the digital realm into much, much more than just numerical code: Their imagery comes up as extremely versatile and alive, yet at the same time sensitive and fragile.
Duration: 45 min.
Concept, Artistic Direction, Stage: Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot; Computer Design: Adrien Mondot; Dance: Satchie Noro; Digital Interpretation: Jérémy Chartier; Sound Design: Christophe Sartori, Loïs Drouglazet; Sound: Clément Aubry; Stage Design: Martin Gautron, Vincent Perreux; Digital Toolset: Loïs Drouglazet; Light Design: Jérémy Chartier; Outside Eye: Charlotte Farcet; Costumes: Johanna Elalouf; Technical Direction: Alexis Bergeron; Administration: Marek Vuiton; Production, Booking: Joanna Rieussec; Management: Margaux Fritsch, Delphine Teypaz. www.am-cb.net
A production by Adrien M & Claire B, coproduced by Les Subsistances/ Lyon, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, Région Rhône-Alpes Fonds [SCAN], Arts Sciences Grenoble, Les Champs Libres/ Rennes, Centre des Arts/Enghien-les-Bains, cofinanced in the framework of the programme „Lille, Ville d’Arts du Futur“, Micro Mondes/Lyon. Funded by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication DICRéAM. The company Adrien M & Claire B is supported by DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the region Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes and furthermore funded by the city of Lyon. The guest performance is funded by the Institut français and the French Ministry for Culture / DGCA.