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UC-98 RGB, 2016


Choreographic performance conceived in collaboration with Nicolas Paul, choreographer from of the Academy program of Paris National Opera and performed by Juliette Hilaire and Adrien Couvez, dancers from Opera national de Paris ballet company.
Duration: 1h30 (approximately)
Performed on 17 and 18 June 2016 at Palais Garnier, Paris Opera

UC-98 RGB is a fiction featuring the observations of jellyfishes caughted in the node of an optical fiber submarine cable through which pass our digital data s . For many years their gelatinous, translucent and soft bodies have been passed through by UC-98 cable's light that carries billions of informations. At the sound of their dreary voices reciting an endless and meaningless text, two characters, wearing grey uniforms, move facing a single wide video screen. Lighted up by a single color whose intensity varies like a breathing. No other information are displayed on the screen. The dancers' gestures, whether violent, whether tired, perform an endless partition. Because of the lack of message sent by the screen, they are trying to invest their body of a message, an emotion in the interpretation of the choreographic score. Their attempts, their failures, their exhaustions underscore the emptiness of an incomplete information already drowned in the flux.
To go with this performance, several elements are spread in the Opera, like a strange echo to those two isolated and desperate bodies. This begins in the Rotonde des abonnés. In this underground and dark space, 8 tubular slender sculptures on which cling strange lights stand with a low frequencies soundtrack. The Bassin de la Pythie is filled with enlightened plastic blue bags instead of water underneath the statue. As a reminder of the screens facing the dancers, a green screen, is hidden behind an amphora from the Opera Garnier.

01/29 UC-98 RGB #1 to #8, 2016 overview of the installation in the rotonde des abonnés, Opera Garnier, Paris
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, variable dimensions
© C. Pele - OnP, 2016

02/29 UC-98 RGB #1
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 210 x w 100 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

03/29 UC-98 RGB #1
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 210 x w 100 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

04/29 UC-98 RGB #2
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand,, h 205 x w 55 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

05/29 UC-98 RGB #2
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand,, h 205 x w 55 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

06/29 UC-98 RGB #3
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 215 x w 150 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

07/29 UC-98 RGB #3
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 215 x w 150 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

08/29 UC-98 RGB #4
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 225 x w 75 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

09/29 UC-98 RGB #4
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 225 x w 75 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

10/29 UC-98 RGB #5
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 240 x w 95 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

11/29 UC-98 RGB #5
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 240 x w 95 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

12/29 UC-98 RGB #6
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 205 x w 110 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

13/29 UC-98 RGB #6
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 205 x w 110 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

14/29 UC-98 RGB #7
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 220 x w 215 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

15/29 UC-98 RGB #7
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 220 x w 215 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

16/29 UC-98 RGB #8
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 210 x w 205 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

17/29 UC-98 RGB #8
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 210 x w 205 x d 50 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016

18/29 UC-98 RGB #1, 2016 detail view
Steel, acrylic lacquer, blue plastic bag, LED lights, colored electric wire, fabric, sand, h 210 x w 100 x d 50 cm
© C. Pele - OnP, 2016

19/29 UC-98 RGB Water lights
Blue plastic bags, LED lights, electric wire, electric box, variable dimensions
© C. Pele - OnP, 2016

20/29 UC-98 RGB Water lights (detail view)
Blue plastic bags, LED lights, electric wire, electric box, variable dimensions
© C. Pele - OnP, 2016

21 to 28/29 UC-98 RGB
Choreographic performance, Hoël Duret and Nicolas Paul, salon du Soleil and salon de la Lune, Opéra Garnier, Paris
© C. Pele - OnP, 2016

29/29 UC-98 RGB Green
UHD 50’’ widescreen, 1h30 video, wallmount, 110 x 62 x 10 cm
© Justine Emard - Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 2016