Urban Ecologies / Topologie les gens dUterpan

TOPOLOGIE – a part of the re|action series
Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet
(les gens d’Uterpan)

Within Muzeum Sztuki programme URBAN ECOLOGIES (www.ekologiemiejskie.pl)
September 20th-29th 2012, Lodz, Poland
Reference point: Muzeum Sztuki / ms¹ / ms cafe, Więckowskiego 36 St. 90-734 Łódź

Topologie deals with the unities of space, time and action that make up a performance. By creating a stage the size of a geographic area and by adapting the length of the performance to that of a process in a state of creation, the disassociated unity becomes a part of the public space, using the daily routine of the city and the social relations that take place there. The process takes place using immersion within the chosen social context. All accessible areas of activity are potentially taken into account by the dancers (stores, public facilities, means of transportation).

In a given space (the point of reference), the Topologie graph standard is exhibited and displayed over a map of the location where the project takes place.
Along with the graph there is a sound system that plays the soundtrack that accompanies the construction and execution of the physical score. The audio piece is played by the local radio statio (radio Żak, 88,8 mhz, between 24th and 29th of September, 5pm).
For several days the performers leave a predefined point of departure to go out into the public space, following an individual itinerary determined by the Topologie graph.
Each time they go out, they enter progressively into the organization and increasingly precise replica of their simple acts: gestures and physical movements, social behavior, the speed of their movements, etc.
The structure of the graph brings them together at certain specific places at precise times.
Each trip out ends with the performers’ returning home.

During opening hours of the point of reference (from 11am untill 8pm), the map of the itinerary followed by the performers in the city and the soundtrack composed simultaneously during the performance will be commented by the mediators of the project (from 11am untill 5pm).

Informations with the hours at which the dancers go out will be available on www.msl.org.pl / www.ekologiemiejskie.pl

Since 2010, Topologie has taken place in the cities of Belfort, Besançon, Zurich, Vienna and Paris

Partners: Institut Français à Varsovie, Österreichisches Kulturforum in Warsaw, Radio Żak, ms cafe, Alliance Française Lodz

With the support of the Ile-de-France Regional Cultural Affairs Office, Ministry of Culture and Communications – Support to a project 2012 / Ile-de-France Region, convention of artistic and cultural permanency / Ile-de-France Region and Département de Paris – Support to employment. The company les gens d’Uterpan (Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet), in residence since September 2008 at CAC Bretigny is supported by the Département de l’Essonne and by the CAC Bretigny, infrastructure of Communauté du Val d’Orge. www.cacbretigny.com They are in residence during the year 2012 at the Baltic Art Center, Gotland (Sweden) www.balticartcenter.com


20.09 – 9:00 – 18:00
21.09 – 9:30 – 18:00
22.09 – 10:00 – 18:00
23.09 – 11:00 – 18:00
24.09 – 10:00 – 18:00
25.09 – 11:00 – 18:00
26.09 – 11:00 – 18:00
27.09 – 12:00 – 18:00
28.09 – 11:00 – 17:00
29.09 – 11:00 – 13:00

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