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.

The performances are possible thanks to the FUSED-French U.S. Exchange in Dance program.

PROGRAM

Reusable Parts/Endless Love

@ CND Centre national de la danse - Sept 29-30
In Reusable Parts/Endless Love, four performers “perform” the sound description of a kiss between a man and a woman. Its inspiration lies in a performance by Tino Sehgal in 2010. This intimate and symbolic gesture is declined, repeated and transmitted in a potentially unlimited loop. This in turn reveals the mechanics of the act itself and sets forth a multitude of gender-related combinations. After all, isn’t this love ritual a performance just like any other?


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State of

@ Palais de la Découverte - Oct 18
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.


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Timelining

@ Centre Pompidou - Oct 20-22
First performed in New York in 2014, Timelining explores the manner in which two people who are close to each other are linked by common memories. Turning in a circle, two performers who share either family or romantic links evoke their interwoven lives, following a score which opens up the possibility of leaps in time and unexpected convergences. Whether it is the evocation of a first dance lesson, moving house or a bereavement, the performance brings out the emotion contained within these shared moments in time. All subjectivity appears to be perpetually in movement and formed by our relationships with others.


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With the support of FUSED-French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

Various Locations Paris France

Gerard & Kelly at Festival d'Automne in Paris

When
September 29 - October 22, 2017
Where
Various Locations
Paris
France

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.

The performances are possible thanks to the FUSED-French U.S. Exchange in Dance program.

PROGRAM

Reusable Parts/Endless Love

@ CND Centre national de la danse - Sept 29-30
In Reusable Parts/Endless Love, four performers “perform” the sound description of a kiss between a man and a woman. Its inspiration lies in a performance by Tino Sehgal in 2010. This intimate and symbolic gesture is declined, repeated and transmitted in a potentially unlimited loop. This in turn reveals the mechanics of the act itself and sets forth a multitude of gender-related combinations. After all, isn’t this love ritual a performance just like any other?


Click here for more information

State of

@ Palais de la Découverte - Oct 18
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.


Click here for more information

Timelining

@ Centre Pompidou - Oct 20-22
First performed in New York in 2014, Timelining explores the manner in which two people who are close to each other are linked by common memories. Turning in a circle, two performers who share either family or romantic links evoke their interwoven lives, following a score which opens up the possibility of leaps in time and unexpected convergences. Whether it is the evocation of a first dance lesson, moving house or a bereavement, the performance brings out the emotion contained within these shared moments in time. All subjectivity appears to be perpetually in movement and formed by our relationships with others.


Click here for more information


With the support of FUSED-French-US Exchange in Dance, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and FACE Foundation, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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