EVERYBODY'S SPECTACULAR

15. - 19. NÓVEMBER 2017

GERALD KURDIAN (PARIS)  - HOT BODIES (Stand up)

a moment to stress the importance of or physical and sexual forces in the inventions of our bodies, our storytelling and our future utopias

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WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION

Thursday 16th november at 21:00 // Iðnó, Vonarstræti 3, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes

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Hot Bodies (Stand up)” is the title of a live performance for Gerald Kurdian, two electronic instruments, a sampler and a vocoder, and the participation of a female choir set up for the occasion. Borrowing to the vocabularies of opera, stand-up comedy, choreography and documentary, its libretto tells in 7 chants and 2 danced interludes, the encounters of an anti-hero called Tarek X on his way through the sexual revolutions of the XXth and XXIst centuries.

A part of the Hot Bodies (Stand up) researches are based on interviews Gerald Kurdian leads beside an ensemble of people practicing their sexuality and/or gender as a way to resist, augment ou emancipate the very idea of self.

In the same movement, he works with groups of women around a significant ensemble of ddocuments witnessing of feminist and queer activism (cyborg manifesto, contrasexual manifesto, on the collective writing of revolutionnary textes. Unruly and polyphonic, these texts become the score of a choir part performed by the participants during the performance.

Hence, Hot Bodies (stand up) could be imagined as dive in the experiment of our pulsions, a moment to stress the importance of or physical and sexual forces in the inventions of our bodies, our storytelling and our future utopias.

Gerald Kurdian is a musician, performer and radio-artist, studied visual arts at the École Nationale d’Arts de Paris-Cergy before entering the contemporary dance program Ex.e.r.ce 07 - CCNMLR under the direction of Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy. His oblique concerts are joyful opportunities to invent synergies between LIVE electronic music practices, performance art and documentary.

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With the support of : Drac ÎLe de france

production : Décor de l'Envers

Co-producion : APAP / Le Centquatre (Paris) / La Bellone (Brussels) / La Casa Encendida and CA2M (Madrid)

This project has been funded by apap - Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union