EAU FORTE (english)

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Saturday, September 26
6:30 and 9 pm l Abbaye de Noirlac l 18200 Saint-Amant-Mondrond

Dates realized :
october 2019 l  Festival Frichorama l la Fileuse à Reims l march 2019 l Espace Gantenr Bourogne l january 2019 l Festival trente trente de Gradignan l sunday 23 septembre 2018 l La SMob à Cuinchy l june 2018 l Festival Les Eurythmies  au cinéma Le Vagabond de Bar sur Aube l february  2018 | Relais Culturel de Thann | november 2017  l Le Consortium |   Why note l Dijon |april 2017 | Le Lieu Multiple  | Poitiers | october 2016 | Chaumont l inauguration du Centre National d'Art Graphique l Le Signe  | october 2016 | Chaumont - Le Nouveau Relax  | july 2016 | Collectif Simone - Ancienne usine La Chameau l Châteauvillain  | may 2016 l Festival Orbis Pictus l Reims  | february 2016 | Le Cube |Issy-les-Moulineaux  | june 2015 | Les Tritons l Festival MVII l Les Lilas  |

improvised sound and visual
duo performance
Patricia Dallio et Mathieu Sanchez
Eau Forte is a kind of raw and archaic cinema, cinema from the origins, from the caves, from before cinema existed, where ecstatic pictures emerge from the darkness, then burn in the light filled with

sound interstices, and where the subject is life, death, duality and desire…
The fragile gesture strives to inhabit the empty space, the vibration of matter brings crepuscular landscapes back to life, while the erratic sound and light caresses and reveals a reality that has run out of breath, an eroded world where only the imagination can reactivate possibilities.


Patricia Dallio et Mathieu Sanchez are puppeteers and conjurers. The threads of the composer in her harness propel her music through the air, wrapping the spectators in a cloud of unheard of sounds, while the artist's magic lantern projects a Lilliputian world onto the screen, and we enter into its substance like explorers of the atom. Eau Forte is like an adventure with Stan Lee's The Avengers drawn by Hetzel, the artist who did the engravings for Jules Verne's books, but where Hollywood kitsch is replaced by a dizzying immersion in our own century.
Jean-Jacques Birgé, compositeur

A slow journey in sound and vision into a fantastic imaginary world in perpetual movement, a perceptible organic world that is always at the limits of intelligibility, reawakening individual and collective memories, with extravagant forms taking us into the depths of the unconscious. 
Antoine Schmitt, plasticien programmeur


Informations techniques :
This performance is a little form for other spaces than theaters stages. A simple black place can be available to receive Eau Forte.   Duration 35  to 40 minutes.

Audience: seated at the centre and rear of the venue with a space at the rear for the speakers.
Mathieu Sanchez stage left, Patricia Dallio stage right (possible to swap places due to constraints of emergency exits, etc.), the screen as close as possible to opposite wall.
Technical set-up time: 3 hours to set up both artists' stands About 1 hour for sound check and
video tests. A technician is needed  in place.

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Supports : le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Drac Champagne-Ardenne, le Conseil Régional de Champagne-Ardenne, le Conseil Départemental de Haute-Marne et la Ville de Chaumont