Two women try to stay true to themselves. Trapped in the middle of a videographic fresco in which their image is multiplied and shattered, they ape and compulsively replay their own image so that they don’t completely dissolve. However, their hopes are poorly aligned with their destiny as they are continuously ahead or behind themselves. In close succession, the presence of key women comes to their rescue (Marguerite Duras, Chantal Akerman, Martha Rosler, Amy Greenfield, Maya Deren, Lygia Clark), but their murmurings eventually recede into the distance. You may call this subterfuge.
Founded in 2007 by Montreal-based artist Priscilla Guy, Mandoline Hybride explores the body in motion through different medias: Videodances, site-specific choreographies, video installations, and multidisciplinary stage performances. Everyday architecture, nature and gestures, as well as choreographic editing are at the center of Priscilla Guy’s creative approach.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE
Catherine Lavoie-Marcus and Priscilla Guy
Michel F. Côté
Antoine Quirion Couture
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AND LIGHT OPERATOR
Marie Claire FortÉ