Created at Monaco Dance Forum, Monaco, December 15, 2004
An easy to use participative installation which provides two players the opportunity to create an event of extraordinary dramatic and musical effectiveness whose variations are almost
On a large screen, a man’s and woman’s faces face each other in profile. Both characters are connected to a touch screen, which functions as a mixing board.
The two touch screens provide the two players with an image and sound bank. The rules are simple but powerful. Each of the two players is assigned one of the characters of the film. Simply by
activating one of the icons with a touch of the finger, the character’s voice and face are immediately transformed.
Since the players are working the screens simultaneously, a dialogue-cantata is immediately created between the characters on the large screen. They can pass from screams to whispers, from the
tongue leaving the mouth and dancing to onomatopoeia.
The device for editing in real time proceeds by a granular synthesis and by loops. In this way, micro gestural and sound events are revealed, casting the excitement and rhythms of communication
in a new light. We are in the presence of the birth of language… and its critique.
A Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Marie Chouinard production with the financial support of La Fondation Daniel Langlois pour les arts, les sciences et la technologie, Canada Council for the Arts
and Conseil des arts de Montréal and ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival World premiere at the Monaco Dance Forum, 2004
Author and Director | Marie Chouinard
Composer and Programmer | Louis Dufort
Additional programming | Nick Bugayev
Performers | Benoît Lachambre and Carol Prieur