espèces d’espaces – georges perec / philippe hurel
espèces d’espaces: music theater piece for 11 musicians, a soprano singer and an actor based on the book by georges perec
composed by philippe hurel
stage direction, staging and costumes by alexis forestier
video art by evi kalessis
computer music designer, electronic music production: alexis baskind.
first performed on the march 14, 2012 at the théatre de la renaissance (oullins) by élise chauvin, jean chaize and the 2e2m ensemble directed by pierre roullier.
executive production 2e2m
“the space of our lives is neither continuous, nor infinite, nor homogeneous or isotropic. but do we know exactly where it breaks off, where it curves, where it disconnects and comes together? we confusedly experience cracks, gaps and points of friction, sometimes vaguely aware that something is stuck, that it breaks loose or collides. though we seldom seek to learn more about it and more often than not, wander from one spot to another, from one space to another, without measuring, without taking into account or considering the course of space. the issue is not to invent space and certainly not to re-invent it (too many well-intentioned individuals are already there to reflect upon our environment…), the problem is rather to question space, or more exactly, to read space; for what we call everydayness is not the obvious, but opacity: a kind of blindness, or deafness, a sort of anesthesia.”