This project was a very experimental residency @ LA DÉTER, a space in La Grande-Combe (FR) for experimental performance art.
I was asked to create a stage design for a fictional dance performance, that could also be an autonomous visual art installation, within one week.. For this, I brought a few objects and clothing pieces I designed and created myself. During the week I also made a sound piece for the installation to be accompanied. The sound piece you can download here (32:08 minutes).
For the concept I asked ChatGPT to create an idea around three objects I was interested in during my research I did in the area of La Grand-Combe a month before the residency. These objects are : Doors, Canopies and Hoodies.
This is what ChatGPT came up with:
" In the art installation "Doors, Canopies, and Hoodies," the connection between these objects and the body is explored through the themes of shelter, protection, and identity.
Doors are often seen as a symbol of protection and security, providing a barrier between the outside world and the private space of the home or individual. In this installation, the doors are suspended from the ceiling, creating a sense of enclosure and safety for the viewer as they move beneath them.
Canopies, like doors, offer a sense of shelter and protection. The translucent material of the canopies in the installation allows light to pass through, creating a soft, nurturing space for the viewer to move within.
Hoodies, as clothing items, are often associated with the body and its protection from the elements. In this installation, the hoodies serve as a personal shelter for the viewer, and also as a symbol of identity. The choice of hoodie color allows the viewer to express their individuality and connection to the installation.
Overall, the connection between doors, canopies, and hoodies in this installation reveals the ways in which these objects offer protection and shelter for the body. They also allow for the expression of individual identity, highlighting the connection between the body and its surroundings. "
For this residency I worked together with the curator Julia Gros.