I <strike>love</strike> like animals

I love like animals

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I love like animals articulates dance and language-oriented production. It steps sometimes into the development of animal worlds, a kind of metaphor of thought. Often in this solo, the words take precedance while the body is off doing something minor. These words, sounds and movements become like conductors in zones of perceptual disturbances. They drag us into a chaotic, unpredictable universe, distracting us, tripping us up in any unwise fixation of thought. The cohabitation between the real and the fictional challenges the validity of our gaze. What we identify as aleatory, random, guides us little by little toward a conscienceness of our own perceptual activity. /Latifa Laâbissi
A video structure created by Jennifer Lacey, consists of a frozen image during the first part of the performance, which then begins moving, and is then replaced by a movement community formed by the group Gelatin, reinterpreting the dance which has just taken place.


    Conception : Latifa Laâbissi
    Performers :
    Latifa Laâbissi or Jennifer Lacey
    Film by
    Jennifer Lacey


    Date of creation : 2002
    Running time : 35 minutes

    Production :
    Centre d’Art Contemporain de Pougues-Les-Eaux
    Coproduction :

    I love like animals premiered at the Centre d’art of Pougues-les-Eaux (France) in 2002, and was later presented at the departmental domain of Chamarande and at the Kaaitheater in Brussels.

    Photo Credit :
    © Sophie Laly