(at a point of maturity: what appears essential)
by Michel Schweizer en collaboration avec Séverine Garat
Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier
31 March 2012. studio bagouet
in collaboration with festival hybrides4
Invited to take part in the project ]domaines[, I wanted to gather ideas that reveal a social and political practice of art. Indeed, I am really interested in artistic and cultural processes that question our relation to the world and to the living. My eye and my curiosity wander now in the global field of what make the “cultural matrix” of our shared world without favoring any disciplinary field in particular.
]domaines[ is thus an inspiring idea thanks to the possibilities it implies. I therefore tried to imagine a content that would take into account what motivates me from my place as a man and as an artist today: my relation to the other, to the economics of the living, to the “experience” applied to the daily nature of my condition, to the notion of “temporary community”. Michel Schweizer
With the will to keep on looking at the living as non-programmable, as priceless and devoid of monetary value, Michel Schweizer and his cultural entity ironically named “LA COMA, profit center” set the boundaries of ]domaines[
In collaboration with Sévérine Garat, in charge of heading the group research-action “Shared Culture” as part of the growth of LA COMA, Michel Schweizer invited the audience to walk around the premises of CCN de Montpellier, a route that gathered installations, projections, exhibitions, performances, shows as many attempts of critical studies and practices organized in a given time and space.