Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet - les gens d‘Uterpan

X-Event 2.4 according to the protocol Les courses

24.04.2010 19:00

Price: Entrance free

Finissage and performance in the context of the exhibition Catch Me! Grasping Speed

Les gens d’Uterpan are experimental dancers from Paris. They size up and take the measure of the exhibition rooms at the Kunsthaus Graz, taking the capabilities of bodies and space to the limit and blurring the boundaries between object and subject. With their appearances at the Lyon Biennale in 2007 and the Künstlerhaus in Stuttgart in 2009, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet, who have been working at the frontiers of dance and art for some years, have placed themselves among the foremost exponents of contemporary performance art in France.


Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (Les gens d’Uterpan), in partnership with the CAC Bretigny, have developed the construction and diffusion of several danced performances – The X-Event. The creations point out and question the frontiers between the two fields: performing arts and plastic arts. After the creation of X-Event 1, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet developed seven protocols brought together under the generic title X-Event 2. Constructed as autonomous units and used as individual objects, these embodied forms can enter into a duality with other venues as part of a framework or an exhibition agenda, distinct from the ordered theatre space. Determined by an expenditure of energy taken to its limits, what the performers do confronts the specific characteristics of the site and its intended use. Developing new relations with creation, the two artists develop their research towards new exhibition frameworks, new conventions, towards a new identity.


Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet – les gens d’Uterpan

Annie Vigier, born 1965, and Franck Apertet, born 1966, live and work in Paris (FR)


X-Event process:
in partnership with the CAC Brétigny and Micadanses, Paris
X-Event 1, Faits d’Hiver Festival, Micadanses, Paris
X-Event 2.1, La vague, CAC, Brétigny
X-Event 2.2, Les corps morts, CAC le Parc saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux
X-Event 2.3, Les Chutes, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande
X-Event 2.4, Les Courses, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Ile de Vassivière
X-Event 2.5, Kama sutra, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
X-Event 2.6, Le goût, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
X-Event 2.7, Salives, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
X-Event 0, Faits d’Hiver Festival, Micadanses, Paris

Selection of other venues:
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Verbo Festival, Galerie Vermelho, São Paulo; Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin; Playtime Festival, Paris, Berlin Biennale, Berlin; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Tate Modern, London; FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon; Festival de Performance, Cali

re|action process:
Avis d’audition, Artdanthé 2009 Festival, Vanves Parterre, Artdanthé 2009 Festival,Vanves
Piece in seven parts, CAC, Brétigny
Assis|debout|couché, National Centre of Dance, Pantin
[PIECE THAT BEARS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PLACE WHERE IT IS PUT ON], [The Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ, London, England], in the frame of Paris Calling, a Franco-British season of performing arts, London
%, in collaboration with Arnaud Michniak and Damien Bétous, Confort moderne, Poitiers
Caster, The Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Nocturne Démocratie, Faits d’Hiver Festival, Paris
Topologie, in the frame of CCN (Centre Chorégraphique National) Franche-Comté, Belfort, residency program 

Selection of other venues: 
Maison des Métallos, Clandestin festival, Paris; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel


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