Collectif Experiencia: LightVVORK
ightVVORK is an original experimental opera, the first creation of Collectif Experiencia. We try to find a certain spirituality in hard, electronic devices that currently surround us. We are working with reverb and feedback in music as well as the bodies of our performers, leading workshops that push the body to a limit enveloped in a borderline trance state. We are beginning to question what an error actually is, be it a crackling guitar amplifier or a performer not following the instructions that our choreographer gave her. In addition, we will create an opening for the third gender that destabilizes the binary social construction today. This exists as a mental space and as an idea. We feel that instead of rejecting the negative elements of gender, we should deconstruct it and re-appropriate a new mental space. We propose an androgynous gender, an egalitarian foundation for identity. Our mise-en-scene serves these two reasons: gender destabilization and machine spirituality.
Premiered May 2012
Le Divan du Monde, Paris
Le Centre Mercoeur, Paris
La Maison de l’Architecture, Paris
Role in this Project: Direction, Video Design, Set Design