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MOVEMENT: People Get Ready/Ty Flowers | César Vayssié & Boris Charmatz | Carlos Soto

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Feb 25, 2016
Feb 25, 2016
Segal Theatre


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4:30pm – 4:40pm
People Get Ready/Ty Flowers–
Physiques (US, 2014)
3 minutes 35 seconds| Segal Theatre (70 seats)

Physiques is an experimental video collaboration between video artist Ty Flowers and performance/music collective People Get Ready. People Get Ready’s Steven Reker choreographed a dance to the song, written by the goup, at 2.5x the normal speed. The video was shot at 2.5x the normal frame rate and, when played back, the dance stays in sync with the music, while all other background elements are surreally out of place.

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Ty Flowers is a multi-disciplinary media artist whose work primarily focuses on the moving screen. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and attended the University of Florida in Gainesville. He moved to New York in 2008. He has shot and edited Television programs for The History Channel, Science, Natgeo, Discovery, A&E, Bio, and the Travel Channel. His work has been exhibited at or been featured in Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, Noisey, and New York Live Arts. This is his first feature film.

People Get Ready is an American four-piece indie band based out of Brooklyn, New York. The band consists of Steven Reker, Luke Fassano (formerly of Yeasayer) James Rickman, and Jen Goma. They are known primarily for their live performances, which showcase a blend of rock show and performance art.


Photo by César Vayssié

Photo by César Vayssié

4:40pm – 5:00pm
César Vayssié & Boris Charmatz
– Levée (France/Germany, 2014)
14 minutes 22 seconds | Segal Theatre (70 seats)

A labyrinthine performance, constructed on the basis of an extensive canon of derivative gestures, Levée des conflits is impossible to recreate in its totality: it is a snapshot of 25 simultaneous gestures that the eye cannot take in with a single glance. Rather than try to capture something of this perceptual experience, César Vayssié opted for an unclassifiable film, something between an abstract bird’s eye view, a documentary, and a genre film. Filmed on August 23, 2013 in Halde Haniel, Bottrop, Germany (with the kind permission of Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts and of RAG Aktiengesellschaft), on the “Halde Haniel” mining site — an immense plateau shaped like a spiral — Vayssié’s film propels the dance into an indeterminate zone, somewhere
between science fiction and anthropology.

Produced by Musée de la danse/Sandra Neuveut, Martina Hochmuth, Amélie-Anne Chapelain. Co-produced by Same Art Producers/Dimitri Chamblas and Amélie Couillaud.

César Vayssié. Photo courtesy of the artist

César Vayssié. Photo courtesy of the artist

César Vayssié is an artist who produces films, pictures, and performances. He pursues an untypical path which invests several fields of art, searching for artistic phenomenons often through a choreographic material. In 2000, he produces the movie Les Disparates and has since then regularly worked with Boris Charmatz (héâtre-élévision, Bocal,Three collective gestures). He often collaborates with Phiillipe Quesne (Big-Bang, l’Effet de Serge, Bivouac …). In 2016, he co-signs with Francois Chaignaud the installation The Sweetest Choice. Through UFE film & performance, César Vayssié pursues an untypical path which invests the field of performing art. www.cesarvayssie.com

Boris Charmatz. Photo courtesy of the artist

Boris Charmatz. Photo courtesy of the artist

Dancer and choreographer, Boris Charmatz has created Aatt enen tionon and enfant. He also works as a performer with Médéric Collignon, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Tino Sehgal. Director of the National Choreographic Center in Rennes and Brittany since 2009, Charmatz has transformed it into a new kind of Museum of Dance. He co-authored Undertraining/On A Contemporary Dance with Isabelle Launay, and Emails 2009–2010 with Jérôme Bel and is the author of “Je suis une école.” www.borischarmatz.org



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5:00pm – 5:30pm
Carlos Soto
close your eyes up  tight; you will not sleep tonight (US, 2013)
17 minutes | Segal Theatre (70 seats)

The piece utilizes a 1965 Mustang as a mobile mount for a camera that catalogues nighttime streets in the countryside surrounding Willem de Kooning’s Long Island studio. Accompanied by the blues-infused drawl of an electric guitar, the visuals transition slowly from shots of treetops passing overhead to lyrical images from within the car. Utilizing keen frame-rate manipulation and prolonged dissolves, the viewer is pulled in the direction of the car’s motion.

*Followed by a brief discussion with the artist.


Photo by Lovis Ostenrik

Carlos Soto (b. 1980) is a director and designer based in New York City. His GIRLMACHINE, premiered at Performa 09; Pig Pig Pig (2010) premiered at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2011, he presented at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a long-time collaborator of Robert Wilson, with whom he has worked since 1997. Soto performs in Andrew Ondrejcak’s You Us We All. Most recently, Soto was artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center, where he began development of a new theatre work, Everything Alright, to premiere in New York City during the 2017-18 season.