Pompidou Center : performance for six hands and a drone

17 December 2014. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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30-minute performance with a drone, for a filmmaker, a performer and a composer. Benoît Labourdette, Gabriel Beckinger, Philip Griffiths.

The next weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 December, at 15h and 16h at the Pompidou Center (Paris), come and enjoy a 30 minutes scenic, film and music experience. “Petite salle”, with a live drone. Free admission !

From elaborations I lead for almost a year with the Department of educational work and youth public programming of the Pompidou Center, we have designed a performance, in the context of “What if we improvise...” open to all public from 6 years.

The drone is also the way we look at the world differently, we explore three of us, between film, performance and live music, to support a very unique experience for the audience !

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And if we improvise ... - Workshop 6-10 years with family

20 to 21 December 2014, at 15:00 (30 min)
20 to 21 December 2014, 16:00 (30 min)
Small room - Centre Pompidou, Paris

Free, reservation, within the limits of available places

As part of the young public programming designed specifically for the Christmas holidays, the Centre Pompidou offers performances on stage to discover artists from various disciplines that interact with an unexpected partner: drone.

When the drone, this strange flying object and purring encounter humans, it causes unexpected reactions.
This object inquisitive eye look and filmed everything that crosses its path. He takes a step back to see the world differently, leaves the beaten track of our earth flies over our human habits and territories. But a guide pilot’s flight plan while dreaming of freedom. The drone meets a man in black. A duo agrees.
The drone does happen to break free?

The drone, this flying camera that comes among us, raises, for a filmmaker, important issues. Military object, object for surveillance and death, object of cartographic ubiquity by multinationals, and soon business purpose, delivery device. Forbidden gaze from the sky, filmmaker object from virtual worlds that happens in the real world, look with no body to hold, object subjected to wind, cold or warm air, sensitive to the invisible movements of nature, camera flutters around us... These changes of perspectives question our worldview. New places of view to explore, to question, to divert, (...)