2014/09/14

The Birth of The Night Butterfly



Exhibition of Adam Łach Lunaris from our collaborations under the moonlight
in >India and >Cambodia

From 3rd of October to 2nd of November 2014:
Leica Gallery Warsaw,  ul.Mysia 3, Poland
Privet View 02.10.2014  20.00h
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Photo Adam Łach Lunaris






























A dance in which every single movement – even what the eye perceives as a gasp or so - it's a detail that embodies an entire world. By the obstinate search for what is essential, what remains after removing all, the game takes place in a scene where extremes cohabit: life and dead, presence and absence, the echo of an ancient tradition and today's tensions, skin, internal organs, male and female. These photographs do not return the story of this dance, they do not explain, they do not document. They resist the temptation of revealing everything and making the gesture becoming a heroic act, isolated in a stillness that doesn’t belong to it. Rather these pictures say the same thing, they keep the mystery alive by using another language. The movement developed in the space is translated and stratified in the long-term exposure of the camera. A dance where extremes coexists is observed by a look that proceed with a similar step. They record the here and now, the place where took place what they show, but they transform the specificity of space and time by receiving the echo of the painting’s tradition: the colors, the composition. They extend their possibilities of description till almost dissolving it. In the tension that is generated by this process, the core that gives life to the dance becomes visible and so the intention behind it. The bodies - of which we cannot perceive the details - in some cases become fading shadows, soft matter. They are in the space - in the water or in the air does not matter - and they are crossed by these elements, they change and are changed by their surroundings. Through these photographs we breathe with our eyes the effects of the balance produced by their peculiar form of presence. In one of them, in the background, a walking boy appears.
Emanuela DeCecco - Art Critic, 30.08.2011





Il est des habits






" Il est des habits qui durent plus que l'amour.
Il est des habits qui commencent avec la mort
et font le tour du monde
et de deux mondes.


Il est des habits qui au lieu de s'user
se font toujours plus neufs.


Il est des habits pour se dévêtir. 

Il est des habits verticaux. 

La chute de l'homme
les met debout. " 



Roberto Juarroz
 





" au bord du silence " Installation, Performance solo - Jean Daniel Fricker


 
au bord du silence


(at the edge of silence)






Installation, Performance solo: Jean Daniel Fricker

Moments of the process ] chambre intérieure [ 

With the support of: Céline Angèle

Duration: Undetermined





























" I do not know. Céline suggests me some words,
then I try, with the requirement that I’ve been given today,
to experience physically these words.
Could be Duras, Rilke, Hölderlin, Bram Van Velde.
The meaning remains incomprehensible and open,
but in each moment, without understanding, I try to be permeable to those words.
I think that the words are born from a physical relation with the world.
While everything seems about to end, I make an effort to be at the beginning,
to be dead, to be alive. I try to let act the words, to let them born,
in the particles that compose this body,
in the space
in you. "
Jean Daniel Fricker


Première at the XVth Butô Festival in june 2014
at Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée, Paris, France






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" ombres internes " Group performance - Direction: Jean Daniel Fricker





 ombres internes

(inner shadows)



Group performance
Direction: Jean Daniel Fricker
Assistant:  Céline Angèle
With: Céline Angèle, Sophie Cutillas, Sara Pulici, Iva Tratnik



Photo Jeffery Meylan
































I write with the others ... those who have written before the writing,
those who have undergone this crucial attraction to split in two,
what I have called besides ... the inner shadow.
The shadow cast by the facts, from where writing comes.
Marguerite Duras


"Life is to disappear. Directing also is learning to disappear.
We are an ecosystem. I wish that it breathes, that it born in the moment,
that it dies in the moment. The form disappears, to appear. There are many shows today,
I try to reveal this time before writing, to take that risk.
The composer Alban Berg implored "listen profoundly".
Jean Daniel Fricker





Première at the XVth Butô Festival in june 2014
at Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée, Paris, France






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" Cambodian Ghost Stories " Performances - Céline Angèle & Jean Daniel Fricker






Cambodian Ghost Stories




Performances in situ 
2009, March, April, around Angkor, Cambodia
With: Céline Angèle, Jean Daniel Fricker



Photo Adam Łach Lunaris



In 2009 Adam Łach Lunaris proposed us another collaboration for his luna-graphy project, in Cambodia. On this occasion we performed many performances in situ, and we gave workshops to a local group of dancers and actors www.landminesurvivorscambodia.com



Photo Adam Łach Lunaris



The body becomes an instrument which resonates the human essence moved in its most intimate flesh, in its silence, in its cries. Space becomes an extension of the body, a place of ritual where the soul’s metamorphosises come to light.
Céline Angèle 



Photo Adam Łach Lunaris



 

Pilgrims of Angkor and its surroundings, in the middle of each night we reach the far away and wild temples, entering into their darkness, to get their peace still untouched, crossed by the night songs of the jungle and offering a lunar light and shade celebration at the gates of the afterlife, a composition of proliferous bodies . Dawn finally embraces our bodies and its light reveals our shadows, intertwined roots.
Céline Angèle 




Photo Adam Łach Lunaris






























A dance in which every single movement – even what the eye perceives as a gasp or so - it's a detail that embodies an entire world. By the obstinate search for what is essential, what remains after removing all, the game takes place in a scene where extremes cohabit: life and dead, presence and absence, the echo of an ancient tradition and today's tensions, skin, internal organs, male and female. These photographs do not return the story of this dance, they do not explain, they do not document. They resist the temptation of revealing everything and making the gesture becoming a heroic act, isolated in a stillness that doesn’t belong to it. Rather these pictures say the same thing, they keep the mystery alive by using another language. The movement developed in the space is translated and stratified in the long-term exposure of the camera. A dance where extremes coexists is observed by a look that proceed with a similar step. They record the here and now, the place where took place what they show, but they transform the specificity of space and time by receiving the echo of the painting’s tradition: the colors, the composition. They extend their possibilities of description till almost dissolving it. In the tension that is generated by this process, the core that gives life to the dance becomes visible and so the intention behind it. The bodies - of which we cannot perceive the details - in some cases become fading shadows, soft matter. They are in the space - in the water or in the air does not matter - and they are crossed by these elements, they change and are changed by their surroundings. Through these photographs we breathe with our eyes the effects of the balance produced by their peculiar form of presence. In one of them, in the background, a walking boy appears.
Emanuela DeCecco - Art Critic, 30.08.2011




Photo Adam Łach Lunaris































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" Prières " Group Performance - Jean Daniel Fricker






Prières 







Group Performance in situ
December 2007 and January 2008, 6 weeks in Hampi, India
Direction: Jean Daniel Fricker
With: Jean Daniel Fricker, Céline Angèle, Emilia Tau, Sara Pulici, Chiara Santel, Johan Swartwagher, Leonardo Cristiani



Photo Adam Łach Lunaris




























" In 2006, after the suicide of Claudio Borghi, in my opinion the grandfather
of street art in Italy, came to me the need of a Group, that I founded in 2007
and which still doesn’t have a name but which could be very well be called…
I search in particular the unique and deep existence of everyone, in a shared space.
The first performance was given in the kingdom in ruins of Vijayanagar, near Hampi, India.
I called it: " Prières " - A tribute to Claudio Borghi, swordswallower .
It lasted 6 weeks and 4 nights.


A fabulous pilgrimage of dance and juggling. Walking like someone searching for water,
in some unknown place, where people, Indians, silentely open their eyes, where children jump
ecstatic through our balls. In a village one morning, and then…suddenly vanished, 4 days later
here we are again, and then… yet disappeared.
Sometimes a rock, sometimes a fisherman, a child, a photographer, 1000 frogs, a bus,
just the shadow, another sun.
Each morning begins in the dark of the night.
Each morning here, a new dance comes along.
No time for why, just incredible moments where the bodies listen,
watching with their countless eyes.
The bodies are shaking just like a new beginning. New dancing spring ! "

Jean Daniel Fricker


At this occasion I invited the photographer Adam Łach Lunaris, which I met in London, who came the last week of performance where we started our collaboration on his 'luna-graphy'.





Photo Adam Łach Lunaris
































Photo Adam Łach Lunaris
































Photo Adam Łach Lunaris









Photo Adam Łach Lunaris






























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] chambre intérieure [ Performance's process - Jean Daniel Fricker



] chambre intérieure [







I experiment a radical body process ] chambre intérieure [ 
, inner chamber,
a kind of non-dance in which the body would say yes to any moment, any space.
I intend a dance of the moment, not a linear construction
but the verticality of momentum based on intuition and receptivity.

I try to make myself available to each moment every single one, stubbornly.

I give more attention to the vibration of the atmosphere than to the visual rendering,
form, or movement. I am questioning about the possibility of not looking myself
having the experience as it is exposed to the gaze of others.
I propose for instance to give as much attention to the immobility
and the silence, than to the movement itself.


Jean Daniel Fricker



Cambodia, Photo Adam Łach Lunaris



















     


You are not investing the space, the space is investing you.

Céline Angèle




Performance's process: Jean Daniel Fricker
With the support of: Céline Angèle




" Lumière Liquide " Performance in situ: Rolland Martinez (Sound) - Jean Daniel Fricker
2011 August 1st, at 11:00 on the morning - Roquefort les Cascades (Ariège, France) 



It was not me dancing, 
she's running.
Jean Daniel Fricker

 Performance with Jean Daniel. Crossing the vibrations of my instruments with his dance, 
the presence of the audience, and the magic of the place. 
Rolland Martinez



Photos Sébastien Dupré




 

 



" Twin Ghost " Performance in situ: Hiroko Komiya (Sound) - Jean Daniel Fricker
2011 September 11th (Paris) historic buildings and apartment at Aloual's
 (architect: Henri Sauvage, decorator: Francis Jourdain)











Sunday 11th Sep in Paris, I accompanied for Jean Daniel's dance "Twin Ghost"
with sound of Stone, Water, Metal bowl, and Bells. Intimate deep moments.
Without being counscious of playing, I tried to listen on each object emits a sound spontaneously.
Momentary body and shining moon, they were in invisible resonance.
Hiroko Komiya















" Reconciliation " Installation, Performance in situ: Sébastien Dupré (Sound) - Jean Daniel Fricker
2011 September 22nd - Cave : Grotte de l’Homme Mort (Aude, France) - Approach : 1 hour



" 40,000 years

today a space opened

the souls of animals before they were gods

before the gods, what?

a butterfly

permeation

liquidity

were the tools of "knowledge".

To be born with

to be moved by

to be changed by.

Lions, bulls, rhinoceros

the wolves are walking with the child 

and then one day the child knows

he is something else, the child believe.

Permeability, it rained on my bones "
Jean Daniel Fricker


   
Just a quick note to write a big thank you for the moment of pure happiness and deep sharing in this improbable place (...) 
Strong Images, diaphanous light and return to the origins ...
Vincent L.


The Milky Way deep in the cave after 20 min of underground walking, as if the worlds from above were meeting those below.
Anonymous






" vidA MORte " Performance in situ: Jean Daniel Fricker
2011 November 22nd for sunset, Castro de S.Paio in Labruge. Near Porto, PORTUGAL




Photos Ines Miguel, Teresa Santos

























" We arrive and you are standing there belonging.
We find our places. I've been here many times before and today is
different. You keep moving, looking fragile and strong, like if the
atmosphere you create with your presence is supporting your body. I let
myself become a part of this. I watch every movement from inside of you,
and I realise this is also about me, somehow we are all together in this
experience.

I'm standing hold by the wind, the winds that blowed and the others
that will blow, and by the silence between them.
This place is speaking to me and through me.
These old walls watch my back and secretly in a silent whisper they are
telling me to go on.
I step very gently every step of the way, I don't want to leave visible
traces of my physical presence. My feet are receptive and my body is
opening. I am the sunset and soon I'll be light. Now. A part of me just
died and the entire universe is living in me. My personal story is crying in
this body and disapearing at the same time. There are no borders
between me and the world: skin, heart and spirit are melting, loving and
embracing. I wish... Is it me wishing, or is it humanity in the presence of
these brothers and sisters surrounding me? Merci. "

Teresa Santos


> Video extract of the performance vidA MORte





" Au bois de la comtesse " Performance in situ: Jean Daniel Fricker
2012 April 16th at noon in the beech forest known as " bois de la comtesse " near Ceret (Pyrenees mountain, south France)




It was at 1021 meters altitude, just after an unexpected morning snow, and during strong cold wind, 20 people came.








" Fleur de feu " Performance in situ: Lisa Pujari (Voice: Raag Bhupali) - Matteo De Bellis (Tempura) - Jean Daniel Fricker
2012 May 4th at 2 pm in the ruined church of Sant Marti, near Corsavy (Pyrenees, south France)







  




" Agua impropria para conumo " Performance in situ: Jean Daniel Fricker
2013 March 13th in the morning at 11 AM in Calçada das Carquejeiras, Fontainhas, Porto, Portugal
Under the bridge in "tanques da roupa" where people wash the clothes.


Photo Teresa Santos

































" TabulA RasA " and  " au bord du silence " are also part of that process.







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