La nuit a son existence
Statement of intent
The night intrigues me because it opens up a different relationship to time; it creates the possibility of something different. The search for sleep, the end of a diurnal cycle, it’s a moment when the energy gets radically transformed. Thus, it is in the gap, in the interstice, that I want to search, dig and harvest.
In « Night has a life of its own », I want to give the night a human face, to incorporate subjectivity into the night. I focus my attention on energies, moods, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of plural individuals in this particular temporal window.
In the current context of social acceleration, does night slip from normative time? It seems to me that night can only be grasped through contrasts: emptiness/saturation, silence/noise, darkness/light… The night questions our ability to resist social acceleration, which is why I decided to deal with sleep quality.
It is as if we lost the recipe for sleep. Insomnia falls from the sky. It reveals our cracks. Insomnia seems to me to be a moment of lucidity; it enables introspection and creates a moment of solitude. A sleepless night signals one’s inability to let go. Time stretches out during all those hours when we turn and turn indefinitely in bed. Sleep quality calls out to me. I want to pay homage to these instants of fragility.
Furthermore, I have wanted to offer this performance in a car, as a political echo to those who have made it their habitat and sleeping place, for social or economic reasons. A sleepless night makes the boundary between the mind and the body porous. Thus, I also wanted to address the topic of the night through the body, in an intimate performance that creates a close relationship with a particular spectator, in a mirror experience.
I love insomnia because there is no magic solution, and I like situations that display the complexity of human beings without Manichaeism, without miserabilism, and without kitsch.
Chorégraphie et Interprète : Lucile Rimbert
Collectif La Main Paris
Espace Périphérique Parc de la Villette – Ville de Paris
Nil Obstrat Saint Ouen-l’Aumone
Red Plexus Marseille