La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO | Anne Lise Le Gac
La Caresse du Coma consists of multiple chapters, smoothly drifting from one to the other. In each chapter, Anne Lise Le Gac adjusts her subject, constantly attempting to bastardise reality to let fiction ooze in. This relation to fiction is born from a desire to redefine our relationship with the other — whether it be human, digital, animal, or vegetal.
All chapters are situated in a Croatian spa, where currently a Happiness gathering is taking place:
“I have been staying in a four-star hotel-spa in the heart of Croatia for about forty days now, during a gathering of people who are in search of Happiness, convinced that they live in an INFINITE LIVING WORLD.
Within the group, they each have a transitory status: as I am new, I am automatically a DOG, “a loving machine”, and my number is 23.
In the beginning, DOG (23) didn’t know anyone, soon COACH, PIRATE and ANGE 92Kcal shared their advice, beliefs and practices. DOG (23) soon meets LIQUID VIRGIN, the spectral figure of the Happiness Movement. LIQUID’s presence is manifested by a breath called YOLO, a kind of primordial atmosphere; a passing contact between DOG (23) and YOLO will leave DOG (23) with no choice but to inhale deeply and spit.’’
Chapters La Caresse du Coma
For the moment, the chapters/features are presented separately, because a feature lasts between 50 minutes and an hour. Each feature is a meeting between a DOG (23) and another bastard species met in the Croatian spa.
Chapter 1: La Caresse du Coma ft. COACH
Chapter 2: La Caresse du Coma ft. PIRATE
Chapter 3: La Caresse du Coma ft. ANGE 92 Kcal
Chapter 4: La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO
About Anne Lise Le Gac
Anne Lise Le Gac studied at the Fine Arts School in Strasbourg from 2003 to 2008, focusing on performance art. She completed a performance master programme “ESSAIS” at CNDC Angers in 2013. In 2014, she worked with choreographer Claudia Triozzi. Anne Lise Le Gac has created a solo piece La Caresse du Coma and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis, which they presented at the Les Urbaines festival (Lausanne), at Festival Parallèle (Marseille). Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE that was recently held at La Ferme du Buisson (Paris). In May 2019, she presents a new performance project DUCTUS MIDI in collaboration with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. She is currently working on a new creation La Caresse du Coma ft. YOLO in collaboration with the musician Loto Retina. Anne Lise Le Gac is accompanied by Parallèle since 2018.
Concept and performance
Anne Lise Le Gac
Layout of the land
Anne Lise Le Gac and Anat Bosak
Production and diffusion
Alice Fabbri for Parallèle
Production and touring
Parallèle – Pôle de production international pour les pratiques artistiques émergentes
Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil | Arsenic—Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne | Veem House for Performance, BUDA (Kortrijk) et BIT Teatergarasjen dans le cadre de apap—FEMINIST FUTURES, un projet de coopération du programme Europe Créative de l’Union Européenne | Antistatic Festival / Brain Store Project Foundation, Workshop Fundation dans le cadre du projet européen Life Long Burning.
Département des Bouches-du-Rhône | Ville de Marseille | DRAC PACA dans le cadre du Plan de relance pour la culture en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur | Friche la Belle de Mai | Centrale Fies / art work space | la Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine | GMEM — Centre national de création musicale.