(CH/CA) - DIEU EST UN DJ
In the original stage directions of DIEU EST UN DJ, He and She are sitting in the same room, side by side, camera in hand. This is a priori the main questioning: those people who feel the need to stage in their own world, to exhibit in order to exist. Eleven years after the publication of this play by Falk Richter, the bias of the staging of insanë is not to present Him and Her together in one place, but instead of separating them frankly. To install an actor in Montreal and one in Geneva. The cameras and microphones become the only means of communication of these two human beings.
United through a telepresence system using the Internet, the stages of Montreal and Geneva interact simultaneously, in search of a common area. This place, or non-place, is the heart of social questioning of this project, which addresses the new reality of our world that becomes more virtual, with the increasing role played by new technologies in our lives.
In that way, the project challenges a seemingly very rational script with a more sensorial experience.
Dieu est un DJ explores the border between reality and self-staging of the same reality.
DIEU EST UN DJ is produced by insanë Geneva and insanë Montréal.
This project is presented in co-production with the Société des arts technologiques (Society for Arts and Technology) [SAT], a leading place for research, development and dissemination of the digital scene in Montreal.
Text: FALK RICHTER // Directing: JULIEN BRUN (GVA) and VINCENT DE REPENTIGNY (MTL) // Assistant Director : ÉMILIE MARTEL and JÉRÉMIE BOUCHER // Dramaturgy and blog: GUILLAUME CORBEIL
With: PASCALE GÜDEL (GVA) and ÉTIENNE BLANCHETTE (MTL)
Technical directing and design: SYLVAIN BÉLAND // Scenography and costumes : ARIANE THIBODEAU // Video: LAURENT SCHAER // Music and sound: JÉRÔME GUILLEAUME // Assistant to the Technical Director: COLIN GAGNÉ // Production and administration: SOPHIE MARTIN-ACHARD // Computing and network: WALID VAN BOETZELAER Équipe
Métalab (SAT): ALEXANDRE QUESSY, MICHAL SETA , MIKE WOZNIEWSKI , NICOLAS BOUILLOT and MICHAËL RICHARD
Diffusion: Société des arts technologiques [SAT] (the DIEU EST UN DJ project has benefited from the support of the residency program of the Société des arts technologiques [SAT]) // Mapping Festival // BIAN - Biennale internationale d'art numérique // Lieu Multiple
Financing: Conseil des Arts du Canada // Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec // With the support of the Ville de Genève // The DIEU EST UN DJ has benefited from the support of the Pour-cent culturel Migros // Ernst Göhner Stiftung // Fondation Engelberts pour les arts et la culture
Logistic support: SWITCH