Production Details / Press Releases
According to Plato for any given object there is the name, the definition, the vision and the sensation. But what would it mean if we had no name for it, no definition, no vision, no sensation? I had planned Der grüne Stuhl as a way to re-open the knowledge we have of things – particularly of a green chair. And I wanted to do this in the physical and associative ways we developed in the last performance to allege. The most important and intriguing question was: What is this? Looking for ways to address the known as if it was unknown, we finally chose two ways: a direct live experience and a mediated one. By using a very common daily life object I dreamed that the enormousness of its references would allow it to drift away and start signifying something else on top of its references. But it never happens, the thing remains itself, desperately common. Or as well beautifully common. This appears to me, after these two years of research, as a pure object of representation, representing without any object to represent. Emptiness. Nothing there to mean, even no abstraction that would say “it is what it is”, desperately empty thing. But free of responsibility, like the liberal market, nothing to stand for, than itself.
Cast & Credits
Concept / Choreography: Clément Layes
Performance / Choreography: Felix Marchand, Felix M. Ott / Clément Layes (at the TANZNACHT BERLIN 2012 Clément Layes replaces the performer Felix M. Ott)
Dramaturgy: Jasna Layes-Vinovrski
Video: Diego Agulló
The TANZNACHT BERLIN 2012 is presented by the Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Supported by the Capital Culture Fund.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
Clément Layes / Trailers and Video Documentations
Public in Private / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Public in Private: Interview / Portrait Public in Private (2017)
- Public in Private: The Emergency Artist (2018)
- Public in Private: THE ETERNAL RETURN (2017)
- Public in Private: TITLE (2015)
- Public in Private: Modal Verbs – I must, I should, I may, I can, I will and I want (2015)
- Public in Private: Dreamed Apparatus (2014)
- Public in Private: Things that surround us (2012)
- Public in Private: To Allege (2011)
- Public in Private: Allege (2010)