Live Performances at the exhibition 'Metamorphoses of Landscape - Jean Dubuffet' 2016

Live Exhibition, Foundation Beyeler, Basel

In his spectacular stage piece Coucou Bazar, Jean Dubuffet combined painting, sculpture, theatre, dance and music into a unique, multimedia work of art.

In Coucou Bazar, time exposes its essential meaning as an event in overturned deletion. It reflects a life form still in time. The appearance of the two moving figures (’Neanter’ and ‘Le Patibulaire’) creates an openness in space which urges me to explore a new form. The result is a choreography for two bodies [without organs], in which the movement itself applies it’s own time-space continuation and transports the body into a state of a constant spontaneity between their relation and in relation with the observer/spectator. The connection between duration and movement is important: it enables a waiting in which we look at something which is not there. The destruction of the perception of time and the interrelations between past, presence and future are some topics for this working process. 

Choreography & Organisation: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou

Performed by Yannick Badier, Dominique Cardito, Guiliano Guerini, Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Marcela Morret and Simon Wehrli.


Exhibition curated by Raphael Bouvier.