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Sunday, 20 June, 2010 - 21:00


Olivier Heinry
Jean-Gérald Dorseuil

Two years ago, French visual artist Raoul Hébréard invited Jean-Gérald Dorseuil  to perform wrapped in video tapes inside which he danced, filming Mickey Mouse's symbolic funeral.
Last summer, Olivier Heinry started building a performance upon the rise and fall of another mass consumption commodity called the Compact Disc, and one of the first recordings released, the Alpine Symphony.
In the spring of 2010, they decided to merge these two processes built upon the remains of art works' aura into a single one. It starts with a man sitting, reels and reels of tape slowly unwinding themselves and swallowing him. The rest of the space gets physically cluttered with Philips CD players, vintage stereo systems, lots of wires and filled acoustically with prepared CDs, remixing the original work through random cutups, stutters and glitches. It then switches to a computer-driven realtime composition of the glitches, and the other man raising back from the reels...
The unusual use of household objects then leads to an organic half-improvised composition. 
with support from PiNG in the frame of the reNUM project, funded by the Région Pays de la Loire'

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