Follow Spot (Poursuite)

Computerized lighting apparatus, 2006
Samuel Bianchini's mechanical solo



Computer programming: Sylvie Tissot and Olivier Cornet “Light” engineering: Sky Light Co-produced by École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy and Ménagerie de Verre.
Exhibition at Ménagerie de Verre on the invitation of Philippe Quesne / Vivarium Studio in the context of "Les Inaccoutumés - Objet chorégraphique contemporain" festival and with the support of Citu (fédération de laboratoires des universités Paris 1 et Paris 8).

Follow Spot is a new independent version of 30 x 30 – Follow Spot which created an extension, in Nancy, in May 2006, to the dance solo 30 x 30 of Paul-André Fortier. 30 x 30 – Follow Spot was realized in the framework of an Artem research and art workshop organized by École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy in partnership with the Centre Chorégraphique National – Ballet de Lorraine. 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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Follow Spot, Samuel Bianchini, 2006
La Ménagerie de verre, Paris, December 2006.
Photographs: © Martin Argyroglo


 


A large circular white-light projector, a kind of “follow spot”, comes to life facing a mirror in the center of a dance hall. Its movements 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. This is a solo that recalls, like the hollow of something, the presences that seem to motivate its movement, as much as it refers to itself in the present time of a live performance wherein the machine is simultaneously the equipment and the main protagonist. 


 



Follow Spot, Samuel Bianchini, 2006
La Ménagerie de verre, Paris, December 2006.
Video - 2mn17s - High band request
Images and editing: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP

 

 


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Follow Spot, Samuel Bianchini, 2006
La Ménagerie de verre, Paris, December 2006.
Photographs: © Martin Argyroglo