Mathieu Bouvier is visual artist, videographer, photographer, scenographer and independent researcher. Graduated from the art schools of Saint-Etienne and Lyon, but also from Le Fresnoy, the SNAC of Tourcoing. Some of his works are presented in public art centers, others are more discrete, or addressed to private individuals. Constant attendance of contemporary dance, as videographer, stage designer or playwright.
Marcelline Delbecq, born in France in 1977, lives and works in Paris.
After studying photography in Chicago and then in New York, Marcelline Delbecq obtained a DNESP at the Beaux-Arts in Caen in 2002 and a DESS Arts at the Paris X-Nanterre University in 2003. She completed her studies by a residency at the Palais de Tokyo Pavilion between 2004 and 2005.
Her work has gradually moved away from the image practice to focus on the cinematographic or photographic potentiality of writing. Her use of narrative, of voice, has elaborated a narrative universe put into words and sounds to summon a set of mental images oscillating between description and fiction, past and present.
In her sound installations, publications and public readings, words bring into play the question of the gaze by becoming in their own turn images. From 22nd January to 7th March 2015, the exhibition Silence Trompeur presented at the Ricard Foundation in Paris, was an exhibition that she considered as her last one. She now devotes herself mainly to writing and performing arts, as well as teaching at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles and at the Paris Collège des Art. After collaborating with the choreographer Rémy Héritier on the project Here, Then, she is currently preparing a film of still images (Help Research grant, CNAP).
The work of Marcelline Delbecq is often visible or listenable in France and abroad in places dedicated to contemporary art.
DD Dorvillier is a dancer and choreographer born in Puerto Rico in 1967.
Rooted in questions about the relationships between abstraction, physicality, language, perception, meaning, Dorvillier's approach is both conceptual and physical. Her formal pursuits often lead to results charged with unexpected sensibilities, humor, and new questions. After her studies at Bennington College, she moved to New York City in 1989. For a dozen years she lived and worked at The Matzoh Factory in Brooklyn, a loft she transformed with fellow choreographer Jennifer Monson, where they developed their works, and supported the works of others, through cheap rehearsal space and public events. She's received many awards notably a Bessie for her work Dressed for Floating (2002), the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2013), The Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award (2007).
In 2010 she moved to France. Her work has been shown at venues such as The Kitchen, Danspace Project, PS122, Impulstanz, STUK, Kaaitheater, DeSingel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Hebbel Am Ufer, les Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, L'Atelier de Paris/Carolyn Carlson, among many others. Her most recent work now on tour is Extra Shapes (2015), a collaboration with composer Sébastien Roux and lighting designer Thomas Dunn. It will be presented this february in Paris at the Centre Pompidou.
Alice Gautier graduated from the EESAB (DNSEP) Rennes in 2013, and has been pursuing her visual art practice through videographic and performative fictions. Since 2012 she has also worked in collaboration with other artists such as Alain Michard, Loïc Touzé and Daphné Achermann on scenic and cinematographic projects.
Her work experiments with different forms of narration, often located outside of language. Through the writing of movement, and working on a gestural vocabulary specific to each project, she stages characters that experience an interaction, either alone or in a group. Through gesture and everyday situations that she twists and shifts, she explores the body’s relationship to enunciation and transmission. By combining the tools of cinematographic language with those of choreography and video art — three arts of time and movement — she creates a hybrid space fuelled by the histories of these different mediums. Through a process of resistance or appropriation, she calls forth a filmic imaginary in her fictions, that does not appeal to our nostalgia but rather to a living, creative memory. She sometimes grounds her work in an existing film, in remake mode, and sometimes she interrogates our collective, surviving cinematographic memory by transposing film images into the field of performance.
Loïc Touzé is an artist and choreographer working within ORO, a non-profit association created in 1991 and based in Nantes since 2010. He has initiated numerous projects with other choreographers as well as musicians and visual artists. Since 2000 he has originated and presented the choreographic works Morceau, LOVE, La Chance. From 2001 to 2006, he has codirected Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers with Yvane Chapuis and François Piron. He cosigned Nos images with Mathilde Monnier and Tannguy Viel, GOMME with Yasmin Rahmani and accompagnies the acrobats of the XY Compagny for their two last shows. The teaching and diffusion of dance culture are a core part of his work, he teaches regularly in France and all over the world. He has created Ô MONTAGNE in 2013 and FANFARE in 2015.
Born in Israel, living in Europe. During the past years Adva Zakai has been exploring various performance formats where she has acted as a choreographer, a performer or a curator. Her choreographic works explore often how body and language are perceived through each other, and evoke an experience that can be grasped through multiple perspectives. During 2010, she obtained an artistic research grant, in the framework of the post master program a.pass in Antwerp, in which she researched the influence of a curatorial approach on the development of new performance formats. She pursued dance education in Israel followed by studies at the Mime School, Amsterdam (2000-2002). In recent years, she has been collaborating with other artists on developing participative events, conferences and festivals, as well as leading workshops in art and dance academies. She is currently artist in residence at les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Aubervilliers, France)