La Caresse du Coma is situated in a Croatian spa, where currently a happiness gathering is taking place: “I have been staying in a four-star hotel-spa in the heart of Croatia for about forty days now, during a gathering of people who are in search of happiness. Within the group, they each have a transitory status: as I am new, I am automatically a DOG, ‘a loving machine’, and my number is 23.”
La Caresse du Coma consists of multiple chapters, smoothly drifting from one to the other. In each chapter, Anne Lise Le Gac adjusts her subject, constantly attempting to bastardise reality to let fiction ooze in. This relation to fiction is born from a desire to redefine our relationship with the ‘other’ – whether it be human, digital, animal, or vegetal.
In French with english surtitles.
ANNE LISE LE GAC
lives in Bègles (FR). She has created a solo piece La Caresse du Coma and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis. Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE. In May 2019, she presents a new performance project DUCTUS MIDI in collaboration with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. She is currently performing a new creation La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO in collaboration with the musician & performer Loto Retina.
LOTO RETINA # gnom n bass
A live performance in which a semi-dancing chaos is composed with velocity and fantasy, inhabited by struck, scraped, caressed percussions and semi-humanoid onomatopoeia. The samples are jostling and jumping around like in a cartoon.
Concept, performance: Anne Lise Le Gac
Performance, sound creation: Loto Retina
Light creation: Anat Bosak
Technic and sound: Benjamin Delvalle
Layout of the land: Anne Lise Le Gac & Anat Bosak
Costumes: Elie Ortis
Administration de production: Fanny Spano
Production and distribution: Parallèle, international emerging artistic practices
Production, Festival, Cooperation
Production: OKAY CONFIANCE
Production & touring: Parallèle - Pôle de production international pour les pratiques artistiques émergentes
Co-produced by Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil | Arsenic—Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne | BUDA (Kortrijk) et BIT Teatergarasjen (dans le cadre de apap—FEMINIST FUTURES, un projet de coopération du programme Europe Créative de l’Union Européenne) | Antistatic Festival / Brain Store Project Foundation, Workshop Fundation / Veem House for Performance dans le cadre du projet européen Life Long Burning.
Supported by Département des Bouches-du-Rhône | Ville de Marseille | DRAC PACA dans le cadre du Plan de relance pour la culture en Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | Friche la Belle de Mai | Centrale Fies / art work space | la Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine | GMEM — Centre national de création musicale