THE PLACE TO BE Creation 2017
Artistic direction / Hélène Taddei Lawson
Artistic collaboration / Odile Cougoule
Creation and performance / Alexandre Blondel,
Hélène Taddei Lawson
Sound design / Tommy Lawson
Additional musics / Miles Davis, Brian Eno
Video Mapping / Stéphane Broc
Lights / Anouar Benali
Duration / 58 mn
Supports / Collectivité de Corse, Ville de Bastia, Air Corsica, Caisse des Dépots, Spedidam
Co-productions and residencies / CNDC Angers
l’Aria, Olmi Capella - CND de Pantin
Seize the life to create the Moment, live it in the simplicity of the act which builds it…
The Fluxus movement wanted to break down the boundaries between art and life, The Place to Be is about bringing life to art and art to life.
Dance, music, objects, images, lights have no other function than to be there, free and present to what can happen.
As an act of resistance to the notion of productivity, this work considers the space of creation as the pooling of materials, experiences, references and sensitivities.
And question the social place of the artist in our ultra consumerist society.
“Art is what makes life more interesting than art”. Robert Filliou
CNDC Angers - April 2017
L’Aria, Olmi Capella, Corsica - May 2017
Plateforme Danse Festival, Bastia, Corsica - May 2017
Espace Diamant Ajaccio, Corsica - May 2017
DanzEstate Festival Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy - June 2017
FIND Festival Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy - September 2017
Visioni VI Festival, L’Aquila, Italy - December 2017
Mouvements sur la Ville Festival, Montpellier, France - June 2018
Hélène Taddei Lawson has combined physical, artistic and philosophical performance ... The perception of space is disconcerted, in a dematerialized world where the human seeks a different way. An intense exchange between the bodies. At the same time, sensual, cold, violent and passionate...
Antoine Giannini - Corse Matin - May 2016
A desired theatricality, an inviting voice over the art, Art, inseparable from life. Highlights but banal. The Place To Be questions the necessary and the superfluous. Movement and gesture suggest a reflection that could take the tone of a tale of ordinary everyday life.
Michèle Acquaviva - Pache - JDC - June 2016