30x30 - Follow Spot (30x30 - Poursuite)

Site-specific installation. Computerized lighting apparatus, 2006
Samuel Bianchini

Samuel Bianchini’s mechanical solo
as an extension to Paul-André Fortier’s dance solo 30 x 30
Train station city square and the Thiers tower, Nancy, on the evening of May 6th into the morning of May 7th, 2006 [10PM-6AM]
Computer programming: Sylvie Tissot and Olivier Cornet
“Light” engineering: Sky Light
In collaboration with Élise Franck, Julie Garnier, Mayumi Okura, Émilie Salquebre, Noël Varoqui (students at École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy), Coralie Barbarit, Solenne du Haÿs (students at ICN Graduate Business School).
Coproduced by École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy and Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine, in partnership with Centre Culturel André Malraux – Scène Nationale de Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy.
30x30 – Follow Spot was realized in the framework of an Artem research and art workshop (Arc ElectroShop 5.0, 2005-2006) organized by École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy in partnership with Groupe ICN and École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy.

 


 

 

 

Left picture: First of 30x30, parking of the train station, Nancy, April 7, 2006
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Right and next pictures : 30x30 – Follow Spot, Thiers tower, Nancy, on the evening of May 6th into the morning of May 7th, 2006
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30x30 is a solo choreographed and interpreted by Paul-André Fortier. Conceived as a 30-minute site-specific performance, the dance is presented outdoors, everyday, same place, same time, for 30 days. The performance varies from one day to the next depending on weather conditions, interactions with the surroundings, and with the public. Presented in five cities throughout the world—New Castle, Nancy, Ottawa, Yamaguchi, and Montréal—in Nancy, the chosen site is the rooftop of a construction shelter on the SNCF train station parking lot. The performance takes the urban landscape as its set, which predominantly features the Thiers tower, a building some one hundred meters tall, erected in the city center during the 1970s. Omnipresent in the Nancy cityscape, this is the building where Paul-André Fortier and Didier Deschamps, director of the Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine, invited Samuel Bianchini to intervene with his students to create an extension to the dance solo 30x30 in the form of an original visual piece.

30x30 - Follow Spot is a site-specific installation that is a sequel to Paul-André Fortier’s choreography 30x30. Opposite the Thiers tower, a big white light projector was set up in the Nancy train station city square: a “follow spot.” This projector is commonly used in the performing arts to highlight and follow a performer doing a solo. The same kind of projector is used by the police to light a building when it is the theater of law enforcement. Following the final performance of the dance solo 30x30 in Nancy, alone in the middle of the city square, the follow spot comes to life and projects its beam onto the top of the Thiers tower, the whole night long. Far from being decorative, the movements of the projector and its beam—which were inspired by the dance solo and computer-generated—unceasingly vary and seem hesitant, they scope as much as they are being scoped out: sweeping movements, skittering, stops and starts, and incertitudes tend to give the machine a human quality. We don’t really know if these movements are conditioned by an absent operator or by the subject, who is equally absent and looked for by the search beam. Conceived specifically for the scale of the city, first seen from afar, this lighting of the tower begs the question: what’s going on? Upon arriving at the source of the event, the public is faced with a mechanical solo. This is a solo that refers to itself in the present time of a live performance wherein the machine is simultaneously the equipment and the main protagonist. Like the hollow of something, this solo also recalls presences that seem to motivate its movement, starting with the presence of Paul-André Fortier.


 

 

30x30 - Follow Spot
In situ 
installation, Samuel Bianchini, 2006
Video - 3mn46s - High band request
documentary directed by Samuel Bianchini
in collaboration with
Élise Franck, Julie Garnier, Mayumi Okura, Émilie Salquebre, Noël Varoqui (students at École nationale supérieure d'art de Nancy), 
Coralie Barbarit, Solenne du Haÿs (students at ICN Graduate Business School)

 

 

   

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First serie of pictures: First of 30x30, parking of the train station, Nancy, April 7, 2006
Next pictures: 30x30 – Follow Spot, Thiers tower, Nancy, on the evening of May 6th into the morning of May 7th, 2006

 

 
 

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30x30 - Follow Spot, Thiers tower, Nancy, on the evening of May 6th into the morning of May 7th, 2006

 

 

Poursuite de Poursuite / Following Follow Spot
DVD, 12mn, 2008
Samuel Bianchini

Music and sound design: Johnathan F. Lee
Atelier ElectroShop, École nationale supérieur d'art de Nancy
Limited edition of 500 copies (fr/eng)
Produced and published in 2008 by IMPORT (mfc-michèle didier & Les Presses du Réel) and Ensa Nancy - Les Éditions du Parc
©2008 Samuel Bianchini, Johnathan F. Lee and the producers: IMPORT (mfc-michèle didier & Les Presses du Réel) and Ensa Nancy - Les Éditions du Parc

To purchase the DVD: mfc-michèle didier

 


 

追光(Poursuite)

电脑处理的光线装置,2006年
萨米埃尔·比昂史尼(Samuel Bianchini)的机器独舞



电脑技术开发:西尔万·提索(Sylvie Tissot)和奥利维埃·科尔内(Olivier Cornet)
“光线”工程技术: Sky Light公司
法国南希国立高等艺术学院(École nationale supérieure d’art de Nancy)和巴黎“玻璃动 物园”艺术中心(La Ménagerie de verre)共同出品
本作品受菲利普·盖斯纳公司(Cie Philippe Quesne) / “动物栖养园”工作室(Vivarium Studio)邀请参加“不寻常的-当代舞蹈物品”艺术节(Les Inaccoutumés - Objet chorégraphique contemporain),在巴黎“玻璃动物园”艺术中心展出,并得到CiTu工作 室(Citu, 巴黎第一大学和巴黎第八大学的工作室联合会)支持

《追光》是作品《30x30 – 追光》的新的独立版本。《30x30 – 追光》在舞蹈家保罗-安 德烈·福尔提(Paul-André Fortier)独舞作品《30x30》基础上发展而成, 2006年5月于 法国南希展出。《30x30 – 追光》是法国南希国立高等艺术学院与法国国家舞蹈中心 – 洛林地区芭蕾舞团合办的研究创作工作室(Artem)的项目成果。合作者:南希国立高 等艺术学院学生艾丽兹·弗朗克(Élise Franck),朱莉·格尔尼(Julie Garnier),大藏 麻由美(Mayumi Okura),艾米丽·萨尔盖博尔(Émilie Salquebre),诺埃尔·瓦洛奇 (Noël Varoqui);南希ICN商业高校(ICN Graduate Business School)学生克拉莉·巴 尔巴里(Coralie Barbarit),索拉妮·杜·阿伊(Solenne du Haÿs)。

 

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追光
电脑处理的光线装置,2006年
萨米埃尔·比昂史尼(Samuel Bianchini)的机器独舞
“玻璃动物园”艺术中心, 巴黎, 2006年
摄影 : © Martin Argyroglo

 

 


一个巨大的可以转动的白光跟踪聚光灯,在一间舞蹈房里面对着墙镜独自转动。它的 动作不断变化,而且似乎犹豫不决;这些动作好像一面在寻找着什么,一面在认识自 己:扫动、颠动、停止、重新开始、迟疑不定 – 它们使机器具有了一些人类的行为特 征。观众不知道这些动作是被一位不在场的操作者控制,还是随着某个同样不在场的 照明对象而变化:这束灯光在寻找它 – 跟踪聚光灯通常用来跟踪和突出一个表演者的 独舞。
潜移默化地,这场机器独舞促使观众去注意舞蹈房内的各种在场因素 – 似乎是它们在 引导聚光灯的动作 – 同时也吸引观众关注聚光灯本身。在这场即兴的互动表演中,机 器既是附属装置,又是主要演员。


 

 



追光
电脑处理的光线装置,2006年
萨米埃尔·比昂史尼(Samuel Bianchini)的机器独舞
“玻璃动物园”艺术中心, 巴黎, 2006年
Video - 2mn17s - High band request
Images and editing: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP

 

 

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追光
电脑处理的光线装置,2006年
萨米埃尔·比昂史尼(Samuel Bianchini)的机器独舞
“玻璃动物园”艺术中心, 巴黎, 2006年
摄影 : © Martin Argyroglo