Gerard & Kelly State of
Since 2003, the Los Angeles-based artists Gerard & Kelly have been working together to create installations and performance-based works which question the formation of the couple and the critical potential of intimacy. Honing in on the gaps between dance and language, Reusable Parts/Endless Love and Timelining examine the shapes that our most intimate relationships take on.
With their influences in minimalist dance, institutional critique and queer theory, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly develop work at the frontier between dance and contemporary art, and in which text, video and sculpture finds its place.
State of, presented as part of the Festival Parades for FIAC under the arches of the Palais de la Découverte confronts the light of architecture and resurgences of the present in obscurity. The piece invites us to look into the present “state of emergency” in search of emerging possibilities.
Gerard & Kelly also present Reusable Parts / Endless Love at Centre national de la danse andTimelining at Centre Pompidou.
Concept, Gerard & Kelly
With Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Sofiane Sadsaoud, Forty Smooth
Trumpet, Johann Nardeau
Costumes, Rio Uribe/Gypsy Sport
Scenography in collaboration with Antoine Coulmeau
Lightning design, Guillaume Kiene
Musiques, Michaels-Abschied de Stockhausen et autres
A Festival d’Automne à Paris production // A Mona Bismarck American Center (Paris) production ; FIAC // In association with Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Festival d’Automne à Paris for the performance of Timelining // With support from FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, a New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project programme, from the cultural department of the Ambassade de France aux États-Unis, and FACE Foundation, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the ministère de la Culture et de la Communication français // With support from the Fondation Fiminco, with support from CND, Centre national de la danse, accueil en résidence // Coordination for the production, Anne Becker / PLATÔ