e-Audience #08

Joseph Nadj - Miquel Barceló: Paso Doble - dance, film, visual art

free, but ticket required

„The passion of Josef Nadj for the painter’s gesture led him five years ago to Miquel Barceló’s studio. At first it was a stimulating and fruitful dialogue between two artists discovering little by little their level of complicity, their numerous shared interests and preoccupations. Until one fine day, “as a sort of confession”, Nadj declared his desire “to enter into the painting, to experience it from the inside, reacting physically and not just mentally”. Barceló immediately responded, “Sure, but how?”. A challenge launched almost involuntarily by one, immediately taken up by the other, gave way to this Paso Doble that escapes all categories, all definitions: it’s not a stage performance, nor even an art performance. Perhaps an event, “a piece” in the sense of one concrete element in a series… in this case works done in the field of art.

An artwork, yes, without a doubt. Liberated, or in other words unscathed by what Barceló himself calls the “fetishist logic of the painting”. Because after the event, nothing remains except a few photos, a few traces for memory. Because from its inception, its effacing, its disappearance, was inscribed in the project itself.

And so… the expression of an encounter, a double confrontation with the clay, assuming risk and an experience in sharing, the opening of a new space, a new territory, mobilising the senses and amalgamating dance, theatre and the visual arts. And then sound and light.” Myriam Bloedé

After the film Joseph Nadj and Tamás Jászay ciritic will talk in Hungarian, audience can also ask questions.

The discussion starts at 9 p.m. on Trafó House's Facebook-page. The performance will be available till midnight.

Conception & performance: Joseph Nadj, Miquel Barceló

Director of photography: Bruno Delbonnel
Editor: Nelly Quettier
Audio engineer: Olivier Schwob
Sound design: Alain Mahé
Costumes: Fabienne Varoutsikos
Lights design: Rémi Nicolas
Pottery: Jean-Noël Peignon
Producer: Sophie Goupil 

© Les Poissons Volants - Avignoni Fesztivál - 2006

This piece received the Premis FAD Sebastia Gash Internacional 2006 d’Arts Parateatrals – Foment de les Arts i del Disseny, Barcelona – Sebastia Gash International Award for the Paratheatrical Arts – FAD, Fostering Art and Design

Supports: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Délégation aux Arts Plastiques, Centre d’Art et de Création de Kanizsa

Thanks to: IMCA Provence

Coproduction: Festival d’Avignon, Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans
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