An “autopsy of our daydreams,” as conceived by Philippe Quesne, The Itching of the Wings (La Démangeaison des Ailes) explores the desire of men to become birds, flying and falling, desire and disillusion. Quesne, who has been designing projections for opera and theatre, concerts and performances, art exhibitions, music videos, runway shows since 1992, sets the multi-media piece in an artist’s loft replete with film, video projectors and recording booth. This interactive canvas animates a subjective miscellany of found sounds and images drawn from books, recordings, film, internet searches, radio, television, songs and dreams. With music by Stockhausen, Kid Koala, Raymond Scott, Aphex Twin, John Willams and Big Yum Yum, just for starters.
Performed by: Gaëtan Vourc’h, Sébastien Jacobs, Rodolphe Auté, Tristan Varlot, Zinn Atmane.
Performed in French and English.
“Plunk down $20 for Philippe Quesne’s show, which incorporates videos, movement and text, before the celebrated playwright’s work inevitably reappears at the Lincoln Center Festival – for five times as much.”
– Time Out New York
Plus two late night underground concerts.
Direct from France – you won’t believe your eyes – or ears!
Ideal Daim / Thomas Rannou +audio
Assume the attitude of a perfect stag. Ideal Daim, chanson pure, is a program of songs written, composed and performed by Thomas Rannou. The sound process is specific to this program – a dozen small speakers are deployed for the broadcast of the song, affording the listener intimacy and proximity to the words and the voice itself. The style is sober and conspiratorial, the tone off-handed and sincere.
45 minutes – in French
Fuckin’ Dirty Birds / Alexia Monduit + Thomas Rannou
The song of Alexia Monduit is a battle of words. Her first English text is a poetic sound journey between a body, a speech, a breath, and image – that of Antigone. A lonely mythical recreation on a musical floor.
25-30 minutes – in English
November 9-13, 2005
First performance WEDNESDAY November 9th
Thursday-Saturday at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.