With Musée de la danse (Rennes, 2009), French dancer and choreographer Boris Charmatz, proposes to invent a new type of public space for and via dance. He develops experimental projects such as expo zéro (Rennes, 2009 & BAK Utrecht, 2010), an ‘exhibition without objects, but with people, memories, actions and collaboration’, or brouillon, an exhibition in motion.
Charmatz: ‘A small group of curators select visual work. This is exhibited in constantly changing arrangements by a number of performers. They confront the works with one another, give them air, let them move. The aim of brouillon is to explore what ‘an exhibition in movement’ could be.’
For this Brussels version, Musée de la danse and Argos gathered artworks that question the position of labour versus non-work (or play) in today’s society. brouillon is at the same time the upbeat to the exhibition Bon Travail, which presents the artworks in a totally different context: the ‘fixed’ scenography of an exhibition.
performance Boris Charmatz, Eduard Gabia, Mette Ingvartsen, Latifa Laâbissi, Jan Ritsema, Tim Etchells and Michael Schmid (musician/vocalist) | with works by Heman Chong, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Sung Hwan Kim, Július Koller, Pierre Leguillon, Gustav Metzger, Jean-Luc Moulène, Hans Op de Beeck, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Ruti Sela and Mayaan Amir, Mladen Stilinović, Roberto Verde & Geraldine Py, Angel Vergara Santiago, a.o. | curated by Boris Charmatz, Martina Hochmuth (Musée de la danse) and Ive Stevenheydens (Argos)
thanks to the artists Branka Stipančić, gb Agency, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Georg Schöllhammer und Hedwig Saxenhuber / springerin, Eva Wittocx
Musée de la danse / Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne - direction Boris Charmatz | association subventionnée par le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Direction régionale des Affaires Culturelles / Bretagne), la Ville de Rennes, le Conseil régional de Bretagne et le Conseil général d'Ille-et-Vilaine | support Institur française