Pure Form (2018)
Performance at K28 Gallery / Budapest
Dance and music performance at the finissage of the exhibition "Hommage à Fajó" inspired by the exhibited paitings and sculptures.
Dance : Brigitta Horváth
Music : Judit Emese Konopás
Exhibition : Hommage à Fajó
Camera, editing : Kornél Szokács
K28 Gallery / Budapest
Left Behind (2020 - 2021)
Since the human race has been present on Earth, it has transformed its environment. Now days, this phenomenon has reached a critical proportion, but nature is not idle either: as soon as people leave an area, nature immediately recaptures it. « Left behind » takes place at the once man-made and now abandoned environment where nature has begun to take (back) its place – in places in transformation.
The performance deals with the subjects of the transformation of the human-nature interrelation and the extension of the sense of beauty. It investigates the questions of the ‘being abandoned’ state: in nature, in society, in the world. The spectacle also tries to revive the spectators' sensitivity (often lost in our daily life, especially in the city) by offering them a unique experience through the space, dance and sound universe.
« Left behind » is also inspired by the writings and thoughts of Gilles Clément ("Manifeste du tiers paysage") and Masaki Iwana ("The body and dancing at the core of being left behind").
Concept, choreography, dance: Brigitta Horváth
Music: Pierre Martin
Costume: Tina Bonheure
The creation is supported by Conseil Départemental de La Charente (aide à la création 2020)
Special thanks: Hameau de La Brousse
Shift // Les 3_8 (2022 - 2023)
Photo : Corinne Veyssiere
Shift: work done in a specific period of time. The period of time when workers are assigned to the same slot. A group of people working at the same time. There is day, night or even weekend shift.
The title refers to the working method and the locations where the project has been carried out (out-of-use factories, industrial and other production sites). The inspiration for the project comes from working together, at the same time and for the same productive process and purpose, often at the same stage, and from the (often abandoned or nowadays used for other purposes) location. The imprint of times gone by, monotony and long-lasting process(es) are also themes of the work.
In May 2022, in a disused mill, the Moulin de Constance (Pons, France), the three artists immersed themselves and their collective artistic process for 24 hours without interruption, under the title Les 3_8. About the 24 hour production :
“The intention: we wanted to play with space and time, to test our gestures, our movement and stillness, our images and our music, our abundance and absence, our noise and silence. To create a world with no limits, only the need to explore, to (re)observe and to surprise. We wanted to loiter, to overdo everything a little, not sleep much, not eat much, not talk much, let the day, then the night, then the day again, accompany our work. We wanted to make it happen, we wanted to build it, we wanted to play with all the ideas we had, and we wanted to explore new ones. We also wanted to laugh and have fun.”
Residency at the Vázsonyi Mill in Hungary in July 2023. The research and creative process took place in two separate locations: dancer in Nagyvázsony, while musician and video artist in France, in constant online contact with each other.
A site-specific dance performance took place at the mill and was broadcasted live in the exhibition space of L’Atelier IMIS in Montignac-sur-Charente. The broadcast is also be available online.
Dance: Brida Horváth
Music: Pierre Martin
Video: Stéphane Pogran
Partners: L’Atelier IMIS, Consortium Coopérative, Vázsonyi Malom
Supported by Ministry of Culture and Innovation, Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture
Special thanks: François des Lingeris (owner of Moulin de Constance, Pons)
Marguerite au cachot (2016 - 2017)
"Marguerite au cachot" is an electroacoustic musical creation of Edgar Nicouleau which can be broadcast on any medium or run live from the control surface and MaxMSP. This work is a study of the complexity of desire and man – woman relationships.
The dancer's body is inspired by the written musical piece played during the performance and enters into conversation with it by using of sensors.
First presentation: 19th November 2016, Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré de GrandAngoulême.
Distance or proximity (2017)
"Distance or proximity" is a solo dance performance inspired by the text of Florence Toussan « A voice ».
In its strangeness, in its slowness, the body, underlined by the light, carried by the music, becomes abstraction, it offers itself to the images, the reminiscences and at the same time it is there, powerful, urgent, wrought until the release of a hand that suddenly becomes autonomous and alive under the impact of a directed and loving light. Moving, thought close to the skin, the light slips into the gesture, accompanies it. It directs the eye by causing changes of scale which are reinforced by the breaks and the variations of sound composition.
Dance: Brigitta Horváth
Light: Kornél Szokács
Music: Pierre Martin
The original version was performed in the framework of the exhibition « Proximities – Distances » in Atelier IMIS in 2017.