ECLIPSES – Glitters of Darkness

ECLIPSES – Glitters of Darkness

ECLIPSES is a performance by Nagi Gianni & ReveRso & Yotta Baka, under the name of Glitters of Darkness, premiering on Saturday, May 13 at 7pm at Flux Laboratory. The event is part of the performance program of the exhibition Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream presented at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève until June 11 2023.

The project summons a poetic and subversive body, grotesque and contemporary, which confronts the norms and embraces self-deprecation to denounce the dysfunctions of a society adept at “smoothness” and transparency.

By its irregularities, its faults, its opacities, this figure provokes its environment in a new and incongruous dialogue with invisible, devious forms. Deeply sensitive, it is simultaneously a supernatural and concrete presence. Its posture of resistance and provocation is founded on the aesthetics and politics of Camp and Freak with their strategies of unnaturalness and denormalization, through artifice, distortion, and exaggeration.

The nocturnal face of this figure, a sort of black sun, will be regularly hidden, revealed, illuminated, blinded by the appearances and disappearances of the two performers of ECLIPSES. Through their successive metamorphoses and the exultation of their bodies, they escape from this movement that perpetuates itself without beginning or end, consuming itself without respite. The performance will evolve from interactions between these two rhythms, simultaneously antagonists and accomplices.

The presence of strobe lights during this performance can trigger epileptic seizures in sensitive people. A scene of nudity is also not recommended for young audiences.

A multidisciplinary performance co-produced by Cie Folledeparole, Cie HYENA and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in the context of the exhibition Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream and Fête de la Danse.

Residencies: TU – Théâtre de l’Usine, Grimm Museum, Flux Laboratory, Fonderie Kugler

Duration: 1h

Production: Cie Folledeparole / Cie Hyena; Executive Production: Ars Longa; Coproduction: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; Creation, Masks, Costumes & Scenography: Nagi Gianni; Creation, Performance & Choreography: Isabelle Chladek, ReveRso; Soundscape: Mad Kate; Lights & Sound Spatialization: Thibault Villard


Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève 

With the support of

Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation Ernst Göhner, Flux Laboratory