performance with six voices: Marie Arnaud, Anne Auger, Johana Beaussart,
Isha Bietry, Jacques Meizonnier, Isabelle Thévenoux
Eight years after her solo exhibition Crimes et délices at La BF15, Agnès Geoffray (born in 1973, lives in Paris) gives a double performance with six voices for this One night's Invitation,Clamor, superimposes a cry of intimidation and order on songs of distress and resistance.
Le Cri, a performance (one man).
From the figure of the town crier, this performance puts voice as organ of power into action. By oral promulgation of decrees, the cry becomes an operational tool of the law. Body and voice appear as instruments of authority and power. The use of the cry and the crier then appears as a political act. The cry is power. Over the centuries, law will be shouted less and less and written more and more. Shouted rulings published between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, reveal the obvious liability dictated by certain laws, and the marginalization of so-called "infamous" individuals.
Les Échappées, performance (five women).
Female singing, prohibited throughout history, has long been confined to the domestic sphere. Listening to the female voice, considered subversive, attractive and evil, is forbidden. Deprived of their freedom, often kidnapped and enslaved, Afghan and Pashtun women have used "Landays" song as a base of two-verse poems in a real act of resistance to the violence they endure. Often unable to read or write, they transmit their daily sufferings, joys and despair orally.