Myriam Yates
29.03 — 20.04 / 2017

conference April 8

You are warmly invited to the conference of artist Myriam Yates in the context of her exhibition of the triptych video La répétition / Rehearsal that will run until April 22.  As well, a real-time audio performance by Frédéric Dutertre, created from the soundtrack of the project, will be presented during the 5 à 7 on April 8.


La répétition / Rehearsal, by Myriam Yates:

“The triptych video La répétition /Rehearsal takes us into one of the three studios in the headquarters of the Cirque du Soleil based in Montréal (Québec, Canada). A team of five elite athletes from Eastern Europe (Russia and Ukrainian) are training for a flying act, adapting their skills to eventually perform in the Cirque du Soleil.

As in many of my works, I am interested in what happens behind the scenes. The costumes and spectacular scenic effects are stripped away so we can examine the efforts, work and emotional states of the athletes during their training.

I try to create a dialogue between the architectural structures of the studio and the body performing its precise movements. The video uses closed-ups of beams and ceilings, sometimes turned upside down to evoke the disorientation that the athletes may feel, almost as if they were in a space ship.”