A space beyond time. Stone, hearts, and branches. The glimmer of broken mirrors. The sometimes unsettling calm of an unguarded landscape. Simiuni Nauya, Inuit sculptor, carves fragments of light in the depths of darkness. To meet in a soulful space and tune our beings to each other. And, perhaps, to hear the heron’s heartbeat. There is no event. We are the event.
DANS LE CŒUR DU HÉRON is a 2-hour performative installation in which the audience is free to come and go, to move around and reposition themselves.
Fed by a reciprocal desire for reconciliation, this work is the fruit of an encounter between Aurélie and Simiuni. The meeting remains enigmatic, cognizant of its light and mystery. As an extension of the work, Simiuni finds the possibility of encountering audiences, with some opacity and some transformations. Building on trust, the performance works on unravelling: non-action, perception beyond sight, a circle of empty chairs, each person’s position… Simiuni’s presence is at the heart of the work: his engagement, his expert action and his delicate presence. He knows we are there. He greats us, without demonstration, in a transformation space.
Words from spectators
“ I’m fortunate and blessed to be allowed to have this opportunity. Merci à l’artiste, la compagnie, la longue histoire inuit, l’espace et la lumière. Inoubliable »
« I have been in a dream where wood and stone, smoke, water and fire are shaped by strong and able hands that emerge from the earth.”
“Fragmentation of luminous spaces in the heart of darkness. Fragmentation of sound spaces in the heart of silence. Fragmentation of memory in the midst of all these presences. Fragmentation of warm, smooth, fibrous matter in the palm of my hand. »
« An experience transcending time »
A co-creation by:
Aurélie Pedron (Lilith & Cie)
Simiuni Nauya (sculptor/performer)
Robin Pineda Gould (video projection/soundscape)
Kévin Pinvidic (spatial installation)
Ilya Krouglikov (anti-dramaturg)