INTERFACES makes us follow the singular journey of a character fascinated by technologies and the ways objects can be put in motion. Losing himself in the interfaces he designes, he explores their limits and finds out their weaknesses, revealing his own humanity. Between real and virtual, feat and sensibility, he invites you to share these moments of life which modulate his universe - a journey between childhood and consciousness.
Please read our artistic file to learn more about the project.
Jugglery seems spectacular, and almost magical, when the feat is highlighted, precise and minimalist when the graphic composition is appropriate, or sensual and obsessing when the emphasis on human feelings is necessary. But, what would happen if we wanted to change the codes of this practice? What would happen if we gave to these objects - vectors of our intentions - the capacity to speak a language of their own ?
The vision appeared clearly to us. By combining jugglery and technology, we will create smart objects, equipped with sensory capacities, enabling them to communicate their positions and to move autonomously. A paradigm shift that immediately ask the deepest questions about the use of technologies in our society and the fantacized relationship between the juggler and his objects: INTERFACES was born.
The show incite us to walk on, the path of the author who built his own identity through the digital technologies that he still uses today to stimulate his creativity and shake the traditional codes of performance writing. An initiatory trip that makes us wander from human being to objects, from objects to the world, with interfaces which enable us to link different dimensions: real and imaginary, abstract and poetic.
We want to give life to objects, to give them a body, an autonomous behavior, a skill to study what makes them unique, precious and weak at times. Throws, drop shots, shocks, accelerations, pressures, compressions, rotations and translations, free-falls, frictions, balances and suspensions: so many perceptible phenomena in which juggled objects are vectors of expression and life infused by the artist that manipulates and expands, thanks to the digital technologies.
The design of intelligent accessories of jugglery is one of the main innovations of the show. These objects will be equipped with sensors, diodes and modules of wireless communication that allow a bilateral exchange of informations with our computer programs.
We’ll hopefully be able to take over the physical and rhythmic relations that take form between the juggler and his instruments and to use this information flow to transfigure these interactions by digital arts.
Please read our file dedicated to the equipment of the show.
Sylvain GARNAVAULT - author, multimedia designer, juggler performer
Sylvain manages the company since 2007. His work is inspired by his scientific experiment, his mathematical approach of the juggling and the digital spaces he uses daily. After working as an international juggler, he chose to create the compagnie Parapole to promote artistic projects with multiple influences similar to him.
Marc BATAILLE-TESTU - stage director
Co-director of Théâtre du Signe with Sylvie Robe, he is particulary interested by the injection of new technologies in live performances. He was trained to be an actor in the interaction between actor and machines directed by Daniel DANIS, a work named “Le corps et la voix, véhicules de nos presences imaginantes” (The body and the voice, vectors of our imaginating presences”). Alternatively, he works regularly with other artistic teams, in particular since 2009 with the 14:20 company, initiator of the current of the new magic trend, company he is working for as stage manager on the show “Vibration”.
Sylvie ROBE - poetic writing and rewriting
After studying literature and theatrical training, Sylvie Robe creates the Théâtre du Signe in Caen. Author, actress, she signed several dramatical texts and musical tales, including “Les petites absences”, “L’arbre à musique ou les aventures de Séraphine” published by L’Ensemble de Basse-Normadie, and “La petite histoire du grand début” published by “Fais-moi signe ! ”. Most of her plays were performed on stage. She also writes poetry under Elvire Ybos's pen name and satisfies commands by writing texts Intended to be played on museums, gardens and byways.
Nicolas GUICHARD – multimedia designer
After a training on video editing and computer graphics, he joined the Master's degree digital Creation and engineering - interactive Scenography to the University of VALENCIENNES in 2006. There, he develops interactive installations handling the sound and the real-time image. He’s trained on softwares programming as Pure Data and Processing.
Clothilde HOFFMANN | lighting design
Frédéric DESLIAS, Jonathan GIARD | external viewers
Dimitri BLIN, Eric DRAGON et Léopold FREY | technical advisors
The total budget represents 116 605.82 € and we need to fund the 45 % remaining. The crowdfunding will help to finalize the other existing funding.
For more transparency on our budget details, please feel free to read our financial file.
The creation of this show is sponsored by le Conseil Régional de BASSE-NORMANDIE ; l'Office Départemental d'Action Culturelle du CALVADOS, la Brèche – Pôle National des Arts du Cirque de CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE, l'ESIX et du département GEII de l'I.U.T. de CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE, le Quai des Arts - Relais Culturel Régional d'ARGENTAN, le Service Culturel de la ville de L'AIGLE, la Fondation Mécènes Caen-Normandie de CAEN, SACD – Processus Cirque.
everyone who supported us until now and all the future contributors of this crowdfunding hoping that we will be able to offer you this show very soon in the way we envision it.