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.
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)
CCOV, Recto-Verso, CALQ, CAC, CAM