ACTIVATORS 2: Prue Lang x Mathieu Briand
BODY/ INSECT /MACHINE is a movement experiment between Prue Lang’s choreography, artist Mathieu Briand’s androids and a Phasmid (stick insect). The work explores the body/androids/artificial movement/intelligence on the one side and the body/human instinct/natural movement/nature on the other. Through the creative process, Lang and Briand have observed, responded to and manipulated the complex relationships between these concepts, approaching the distinctions between physical presence vs. artificial presence with curiosity.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
ACTIVATORS is curated by Chunky Move Artistic Director Antony Hamilton and independent choreographer and curator Leah Landau. The ACTIVATORS program invites independent artists to apply choreographic approaches and principles to ideas such as site, space, time, and material, keeping the body at the centre of their investigation. ACTIVATORS is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.
Prue Lang is an independent choreographer presenting her work in international festivals, theatres and museums throughout the world including Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Rencontres choregraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis Paris, Festival temps d’images Paris, Festival faits d’hiver Paris, Tanzplatform Deutschland, HAU Berlin, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf, Context Festival Hebbel-am-ufer Berlin, London Festival of Architecture, TATE Modern London, Adelaide International Arts festival, Chunky Move Australia.
Mathieu Briand is a Melbourne-based artist born in Marseille, France. Briand has participated in international group and solo exhibitions in major museums such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern, London, Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, ICC, Tokyo, Moca, Taipei, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, MACBA, Barcelona and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.