Cabanons, Singapore International Festival of Arts, 2015
Fabien Demuynck, Daniel Buren et Dan Demuynck.
Avec : Jérôme THOMAS (parleur), Aour (funambule), Juan TULLA (Roue Cyr), BELLA (tissus aériens), APRA (acrobate), AKO (acrobate), Oumou KOUYATE (chanteuse), Moiba KOITA (musicien n’goni), Anne-Lise CLEMENT (musicienne clarinette basse).
CIRCa / Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Auch Gers Midi-Pyrénées
Cirque Jules Verne / Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue d’Amiens
Avec le soutien de la région Île-de-France, de la ville d’Istres/théâtre de l’Olivier (Marseille-Provence 2013), et de l’espace cirque de Ris-Orangis / Le Chapiteau d’Adrienne
Explore the relationship between the circus and contemporary art in a magical, cutting-edge performance on an art-installation stage.
Three small circus tents, or cabanons, stand in an open field. Designed and erected by spectacular French installation artist Daniel Buren, the cabanons are in bright primary colours and set up with minimal internal structures, the combined result of which gives spectators a powerful impression of sheer colour and the utter freedom of space.
Here, Buren – who has been making art with stripes since the 1960s (vertical stripes, to be precise: 8.7 cm wide and 8.7 cm apart, over and over) – has turned the circus tent into a singular art object. Sitting in his cabanons is like sitting in an art installation. The circus tent, with its audience and artists, becomes an intimate magical artwork constantly transforming with sensory delights.
In each installation, up to 150 audience members will witness – in a different order, but at the same time – the vulnerable performances of human individuals overcoming the physical challenges posed by the circus.
Listen to the sounds of the neighbouring cabanon as they waft into your tent, the sounds outside melting into the sounds inside to form an enchanting soundscape. Be emotionally moved by the circus performers who have to be alive and vulnerable again and again for different audiences. As with Federico Fellini’s legendary film “La Strada”, you will encounter the profound emotions of the circus in CABANONS, where tragedy and joy are intertwined.